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 2015


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

4-week series
Saturdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Registration will open soon
 
March 7: Bay Area Discovery Museum
March 14: NatureBridge
March 21: Bay Area Discovery Museum
March 28: NatureBridge

 

 

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
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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
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

Seashore Explore! Sunset Stroll & Campfire

Saturday, March 14, 6-8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Together we'll sort through the rainbow sands, learn how rocks are formed, and dive into the world of marine animals that call the shoreline home.

 

April

Headlands Night Life: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, April 11, 6-8:30 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.

 

May

Moonwatch '15: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, May 2, 6-8:30 p.m.
$12 per person
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Amazing moongazing! Using binoculars, a spotting scope, and telescopes, we'll study the face of the moon. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your favorite pair!

 
 
* 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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