The Children's Nature Institute 2600 Franklin Canyon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA90210 One of the biggest secrets in Los Angeles is this nature institute in one of California's state parks, nestled between…More the multi-million dollar mansions of Mulholland Drive is Franklin Canyon State Park. This park is famous for hiking trails, the lake and for being a filming site for many Hollywood movies and television shows, but the "Sooky Goldman Nature Center" is one of the most popular attractions of the park. Here children will discover the history of the Beverly Hills canyon, its flora and fauna in an exciting atmosphere. There are different nature classes and lectures given in the outdoor amphitheater or the auditorium. Admission to and all of the education programs are free of charge.