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

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

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. Sessions will meet twice at the Bay Area Discovery Musuem and twice at NatureBridge. For ages 2.5-5 years with caregivers. 

4-week series
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

January 17: Bay Area Discovery Museum
January 24: NatureBridge
January 31: Bay Area Discovery Museum
February 7: NatureBridge




Headlands History Hike and Battery Townsley

Sunday, December 7, 12:30–3 p.m.
$12 per person
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.



Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike and Campfire

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



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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