Discovery Center Museum of Science & Natural History

Hi everyone! I know this is another new and different website, but we wanted to get you as much up-to-date information as quickly as possible. With this site it is much quicker to make daily changes! We will be adding pictures and more information as time permits, because we have a lot going on, but first things first!..... "SUMMER KICK-OFF CELEBRATION" EVENT SAT. JUNE 18TH, 2011!!!! Evening Event 5pm - 8pm TDC is signing a new 40 year lease with the City any day now! We want to celebrate the fact that TDC has been here since 1954 and is going to be here for another 40! Think back about all the thousands of kids, parents and grandparents that have visited TDC over the last 56 years! It seems that everyone has a TDC story. We can take a walk down Memory Lane as well as envision what the future holds. DC is signing.

 Just what is The Discovery Center????? The Discovery Center is located in a 6 acre park. It is on land donated by the Roessler Family in the early 1900's for the children of Fresno. We have outdoor exhibits and activities for kids of all ages to enjoy including a NASA space capsule, a dino dig, a pond with fish, crawdads & turtles, a maze, and a Miwok Indian Village. Admission is free, parking is free. We have trees, shade, picnic tables and indoor restrooms. We are open Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm. Saturdays 10am - 4pm. Closed on Sundays. PHONE - 559. 251-5533 We also host Field Trips, make Classroom Visits, and have great Birthday parties! Call the office (251-5533) and ask for Michaelanna about scheduling a reservation! You can also rent the whole park for a Family Reunion, Neighborhood party, Company Picnic, or whatever! MORE TO COME....!

Wild Water Adventure Park

Wild Water Adventure Park is the largest and wildest water park in Central California, near the beautiful town of Clovis, CA, at the foot of the Sierras. Exciting Rides, Adventures and Family Fun await our 1/4 million plus visitors each year. We have a full "park like" atmosphere with tree lined, grass covered areas, perfect for barbecue and picnicking. We even have fishing lakes! At our Water Park, there's something for everyone in the family. That's why the Fresno Bee has awarded Wild Water Adventure park its People's Choice Award for the for the last 12 years.

Located on a beautiful 52 acre country setting, we are close to Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. Just fifteen minutes from Fresno.

Wild Water is truly the most family friendly water park for family members of all ages. We also accommodate family reunions, birthday parties, sports groups, or company events. We serve wonderful tasting food and fun foods like our famous Funnel Cakes with strawberry topping. Or you may bring your own food to picnic.

Don't forget our Star Spangled Revue, Fireworks Extravaganza, set in patriotic surroundings during the July 4th holiday.


For your SAFETY…
Rules have been established to insure your safety and enjoyment. Each individual will be responsible for their conduct and actions while at the Wild Water Adventure Park, in accordance with the following rules and signage posted throughout the park.


Personal BBQ grills may not be brought into the park. The only exception is for sell out days, which will be ONLY July 3rd and 4th of 2010 . BBQ's located in the park are not reserved. We encourage sharing of these as they are quite large and there are not enough for all guests to have their own. BBQs in group areas are reserved for groups only when the reserved signs are posted. Do not dispose of coals on the ground.
  • Obey all signs and instructions while riding slides and using pools and facilities. By seeking admission to Wild Water Adventure Park, all guests have assumed a certain level of liability and responsibility for his/her safety. As in all active sports, there is a slight element of risk while participating in park rides and activities.
  • Violation of County, State or Federal law, or park rules will result in revocation of a park guest's admission without refund.
  • If a park guest misuses or abuses his/her privileges, or exhibits rude or abusive behavior, he/she may be ejected from the park at any time at the discretion of Wild Water Adventure Park without refund.
  • Obey Lifeguards and posted signs at all times. Do not distract the Lifeguards.
  • Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Some attractions may close during inclement weather or for repair.
  • By seeking admission, park guests give permission to Wild Water Adventure Park to photograph and/or take video footage, for any purpose without payment to them.
  • All bags/ice chests will be checked upon entry to the Park.
  • Weak or non-swimmers should check out life vests ( FREE of charge at Rentals with a refundable deposit of $5.00) before using the pools.
  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers need to remain in the shallow areas of the wave pool behind the blue line. They should not rely on inner tubes for flotation or safety. Any water is dangerous for a non-swimmer.
  • Eyeglasses must have approved safety straps while participating in water activities.
  • Diving may result in injury and thus is prohibited.
  • No line cutting allowed. Violators will be ejected from the park.
  • Tubes are only for the number of people intended; single tubes-one person, double tubes-two people and triple tubes-three people.
  • Body boards and flotation devices may not be brought into the park.
  • Regular or cloth diapers are not allowed in any pool. Swim diapers or rubber swim pants are required of all infants and toddlers in all pool areas. No changing on pool deck areas, furniture or tables. Changing stations are located in the Men's and Women's bathrooms at Blue Wave and Olympic pool areas. This complies with Health Department codes.
  • Pets may not be brought into the park.
  • No bikes, roller skates/blades or skateboards in the park.
  • No running in the park except on the baseball field.


  • Wild Water Adventure Park has a dress code that is strictly enforced.
  • All clothing must be appropriate for use at a water amusement park. EXTREMELY BARE STYLES OF SWIMWEAR ARE PROHIBITED (G-STRINGS, THONGS, ETC.)
  • Guests MAY NOT WEAR ANY ARTICLE OF CLOTHING THAT CONVEYS A “GANG LOOK” OR APPEARS TO BE GANG RELATED. (This may include but is not limited to altered baseball caps, clothing, bandannas, oversize pants and shirts or sagging pants displaying undergarments.
  • Clothing with rivets, grommets, plastic or metal is prohibited on the rides.
  • Hats and jewelry prohibited on rides.
  • NO T-SHIRTS OR COVER-UPS MAY BE WORN when it will affect the safety of the ride or the ability to swim in a depth of water three (3) feet or more; Specifically the GhostSlider, Black Hole, Banzai Pipeline, the Blue Wave and the Olympic Pool.


Are BBQ's available in the park?

*Yes, we have a number of BBQ's located throughout the park. You can bring your own food to BBQ but you may not bring in your own personal BBQ. While the BBQ's are "first come, first serve", in the spirit of all guests having the best day possible, we ask that you share with other families. A good number of our BBQS are large enough to serve 2 to 6 families. Remember to be a good sport...these BBQ pits are provided for all park guests, not just the first to claim them.

Are coolers or ice chests allowed in the park?

*Yes, you can bring in your own, but no alcohol or glass is allowed. All containers will be checked upon entry at the front gate.

Are swim diapers required for kids?

*Infants and toddlers in diapers are required to wear swim diapers as it is a Health Department ruling. Swim diapers are also available for purchase in our Splash Shop.

Are personal flotation devices allowed?

*Sorry, but for safety reasons, no personal flotation devices or body boards are allowed in the park. Life jackets with official Coast Guard approved labels intact are allowed. We also offer Life jackets at no charge at the Rentals area, for a refundable deposit.

Do you have ATM's available at the park?

*Yes, at Guest Services and the Splash Shop.

If I need to leave the park, can I get back in?

*Yes. When you exit the park, ask the Attendant at the front gate for a hand stamp, which you will show for re-entry at the designated gate.

Are small children allowed on every ride?

*Large or extreme rides have a minimum height requirement of 48 inches. However, a swim test can be taken at the Olympic Pool for park guests under 48 inches, allowing them access to some of the big rides when they pass...see Attractions page for details.

If I am not going swimming, do I have to pay to get into the park?

*Yes, admission is required for everyone entering the park, except children 2 and under.

I am traveling and I have a pet, do you have accommodations?

* We are sorry, but pets are not allowed in the park, nor do we have accommodations. Please do not leave your pet in the car, as the summer months get extremely hot.

The Arboretum at Fresno State

California State University, Fresno campus gained official arboretum status in the spring of 1979. An arboretum is a place where plants—especially trees and shrubs—are grown for exhibition and study. It is a living collection of woody plants in a park like setting or an oasis in the urban "sea." It is also the sum of many different examples of landscaping. For our campus an arboretum is: the peaceful serenity of stately conifers and grass that defines the Peace Garden; the individual trees on the Maple Mall that are memorials to the American submarines and their crews lost at sea; the small Shade Garden near the Memorial Fountain; the Allen Lew Memorial Grove near the Thomas Administration Building; the Rose Garden and Iris Garden. It also includes the hidden spots to sit in the shade and relax, entry landscaping, and the Allergy Free demonstration garden behind the Smittcamp Alumni House.

Duncan Water Gardens

In this tranquil garden, which belongs to Dick and Jackie Duncan, you can wander through more than three landscaped acres and enjoy a waterfall, a pond, a lake filled with koi fish, and sculpture by local artists. The 53 Yoshino cherry trees blossom in mid-March.

Clovis Big Dry Creek Historical Museum

Who We Are...The Clovis-Big Dry Creek Historical Society maintains the Clovis Museum, located in the heart of Old Town Clovis AT 401 POLLASKY AVE, Clovis, CA, in the Business District. Clovis Centennial - 2012 Your Board is seeking interested citizens, fraternal club and service club leaders, business leaders, schools, churches, etc., to begin organizing for community events to celebrate the 100th birthday of Clovis in 2012. Attend our Board Meetings (see Our Calendar of Events , top of the next column, for dates) to help in this once - in - a - century event; contact our Historical Society President, Peg Bos at our museum.

Our Mission

We display and maintain pictures and artifacts of Clovis M. Cole, the Wheat King of the United States during the 1880-1890's; photos and articles of Marcus Pollasky, a key developer of the Clovis Township; original portion of the 1893 Fresno Flume and Irrigation, which brought lumber and water from Shaver Lake; Indian artifacts; early day pictures and information of over 300 Clovis area families; 1903-1965 graduation pictures of Clovis High School students and school annuals for those years; history of the 1912 First State Bank and their 1924 bank robbery; Clovis Veterans display of WW I, WW II, Korea, Viet Nam, and the Desert Wars; memorabilia of Ken "Festus" Curtis of "Gunsmoke", and much, much, more. Public service information is provided free to the community through our "Let's Talk Clovis" and "Clovis Living Legend" programs (see the Home Page for listing and schedules) at the Clovis District Memorial Building, 453 Hughes, on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The series are filmed and made available to the public for review.

Admission to the museum is free; donations are accepted.

Annual memberships to the Historical Society are: $20 for families; $15 for adult individuals ($10 Senior). For Patrons: $250 or more; Businesses: $100; Sponsors: $80; Sustaining: $40.

Just submit your name, address, e-mail address (if any), and check via mail, or, in person at the Clovis Museum, at the address noted in the banner at the bottom of this page.