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: Fall 2014


New! Preschool Programs: Golden Gate Discovery Days in partnership with Bay Area Discovery Museum

Join us for two-hour, hands-on programs featuring techniques to help engage your children's sense of wonder and guide their natural curosity during outdoor adventures. These two-hour programs are $100 for one child and one adult for all four events.
Registration Opening Soon
Saturday, October 4, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Bay Area Discovery Museum
Saturday, October 11, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at NatureBridge's Golden Gate campus
Saturday, November 1, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at Bay Area Discovery Museum
Saturday, November 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m. at NatureBridge's Golden Gate campus
 

September

 

Coastal Cleanup Day: Rodeo Lagoon Restoration

Saturday, September 20, 9 a.m.–noon
FREE
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Celebrate the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day with stewardship at Rodeo Lagoon. Lend a hand, learn about the impacts of marine debris, and spend some quality time with your kids outdoors. Meet at the picnic table by the Rodeo Beach bridge. Gloves and trash bags provided.

Hike the Headlands

Sunday, September 28, 10 a.m.–2 p.m.
Adult $15, Children $12, Family of four $42
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Join us for our First Annual Hike the Headlands fundraiser, a day of discovery in nature with your family and friends. Participate in hands-on science activities along the trail and enjoy a day outdoors, all while helping to make our programs accessible to all children. Come for musical entertainment, refreshments, festivities, and prizes!

October

 

Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 18, 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.

Family Exploreres Bay Sail

Saturday, October 25, 9:30 a.m.–noon
$35 per person
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Set sail for family adventureon 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.

November

 

MoonWatch ‘14: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, November 8, 5:30–8 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.

December

 

Headlands History Hike and Battery Townsley

Sunday, December 7, 12:30–3 p.m.
$12 per person
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Join us on a historical hike around the Headlands. Learn about past inhabitants of this land and how they used it. Explore hidden bunkers in the hills and finish the day in a World War II battery. There will be optional time to explore Battery Townsley from 3-4 p.m.

January

 

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike and Campfire

Saturday, January 24, 5:30–8 p.m.
$12 per person
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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.

February

 

Oceans Aglow: Family Night Hike and Campfire

Saturday, February 7, 5:30–8 p.m.
$12 per person
Registration opening soon
Join us for a night hike to Rodeo Beach in search of bioluminescent plankton twinkling in the sand.

Headlands Helping Hands: The Great Backyard Bird Count

Sunday, February 15, 9:30 a.m.–noon
$12 per person
Registration opening soon
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.

 

* 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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