Family Adventures

Family & Youth Programs at Golden Gate

Stunning ocean views, freshwater pond habitat, and hands-on tide pool touch tanks provide the perfect setting for youth and families of all ages to build lasting connections with nature and each other.

NatureBridge at Golden Gate
1033 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, CA 94965
415-332-5771
goldengate@naturebridge.org
 

Family Adventures at Golden Gate

 

Connect with your family and the national park by participating in our family programs. We offer a variety of activities throughout the year from observing the fall raptor migration to spring hikes among the wildflowers.

Weekend Family Programs: Spring 2014

Introducing Second Saturday Night Hikes & Campfires

Calling all parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and siblings. Join us each month for a nature-themed nighttime hike followed by songs, stories, and s'mores around the campfire. Themes and activities vary, so join us monthly for a family-friendly good time! See select dates and times below.

February

 

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, February 8, 5:30–8 p.m.
$12 per person
Cancelled
Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you're going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight.

Headlands Helping Hands: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 16, 9:30 a.m.–noon
FREE
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It is time for the annual Great Backyard Bird Count, and we need your help! Learn how to identify Marin County frequent flyers while counting birds around Rodeo Lagoon.

March

 

Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, March 8, 6–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Join us for a night hike to Rodeo Beach in search of bioluminescent plankton twinkling in the sand. 

BioBlitz

Saturday, March 29, 10–noon
FREE
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Work alongside top scientists to discover, count, and document the living creatures in the Headlands and celebrate biodiversity, exploration, and discovery!

Coastal Camp Open House

Saturday, March 29, noon–3:00 p.m., drop in
FREE
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Join us for an opportunity to learn more about our fabulous upcoming 2014 Coastal Camp season. Meet our staff, participate in a family hike, and touch the tidepool creatures in our marine lab.

April

 

MoonWatch ‘14: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, April 12, 6–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Amazing moongazing! Using binoculars and a spotting scope, we’ll study the face of the moon. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your favorite pair.

Pinnipeds at Point Bonita

Saturday, April 26, 1–4:00 p.m.
$12 per person
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It’s pinniped pupping season in the Headlands! Grab the family and your binoculars and join us on a four mile roundtrip hike in search of Harbor Seals at Point Bonita. Hike concludes at The Marine Mammal  Center where pinniped patients are nursed back to health and released into the ocean.

May

 

Life on the Edge: Family Sunset Stroll & Campfire

Saturday, May 3, 6–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Together we’ll sort through rainbow sands, learn how rocks are formed, and dive into the world of marine animals that call the shoreline home.

Mother’s Day in Bloom

Sunday, May 11, 1–4:00 p.m.
$12 per person
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Spring has sprung with thousands of native plants and flowers hugging the hills. We’ll head into the hills to identify blooms, practice field sketching techniques, and learn about popular pollinators. Then we’ll stop by the Headlands Native Plant Nursery for a stewardship and seed planting project.

June

 

Family Explorers Bay Sail

Saturday, June 7, 9:30 a.m.–noon
$35 per person
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Set sail for family adventure on the schooner Seaward. Navigate the bay, hoist sails, and learn a bit about bay ecology during this 2.5 hour experience filled with breathtaking views and one-of-a-kind memories.

Family Game Night: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire

Saturday, June 28, 6 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Celebrate your family bond with outdoor team building games that get everyone in on the action. Silly fun and loads of giggles are guaranteed as we play and hike the night away!

July

 

Headlands Nightlife: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire

Saturday, July 19, 6–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
Register
Explore the mysterious lifestyle of nocturnal animals that start their day just as you’re going to bed! Learn about special adaptations that allow owls, bats, and other nighttime critters to hunt by moonlight.

August

 

Family Game Night: Family Sunset Stroll and Campfire

Saturday, August 16, 6–8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
Register
Celebrate your family bond with outdoor team building games that get everyone in on the action. Silly fun and loads of giggles are guaranteed as we play and hike the night away!

 

 

* Children of all ages are welcome. Baby carriers are suggested for children 4 and under. 
* Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
* Registration ends 24 hours prior to event. 

* Please arrive promptly at the beginning of each program.

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