Family Programs at Golden Gate

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 2015

 

September

Coastal Cleanup: Rodeo Lagoon Restoration

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
FREE!
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Celebrate the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day with stewardship at Rodeo Lagoon. Coastal Cleanup Day is the highlight of the California Coastal Commission's year 'round  Adopt-a-Beach program. This is a great way for families, students, service groups, and neighbors to join together to take care of our fragile marine environment. Show your community support for our shared natural resources by lending a hand, learn about the impacts of marine debris, and spend some quality time with your kids outdoors. Meet at the picnic tables across from the NatureBridge driveway. Gloves and trash bags will be provided.

 

Hike the Headlands 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
$42 Family (up to 4 persons) / $15 Adult / $12 Children (5-17 years old) / $0 Children (0-4 years old)

Bring your family and friends for a day of discovery and learning in nature. Proceeds from Hike the Headlands will help us open children’s hearts and minds to the wonders of science and nature. Experience:

  • Musical entertainment, beer tasting, and numerous family activities
  • Optional hikes of varying lengths and degree of difficulty led by NatureBridge’s professional educators
  • Exploration of NatureBridge’s learning labs: touch a sea star in the Marine Lab and explore specimens and pelts in the Skins & Skulls Lab
  • Hands-on activities and information from our environmentally-minded community partners
  • Beer tasting, food, and snacks

11 a.m.-2 p.m.  Explore and Explore

 

October

Headlands Night Life: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, October 24, 2015, 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. This program features an Environmental Science Educator led hike in the Marin Headlands. Our evening hikes are usually no more than 2 miles and allow for fun and learning along the way. After the hike we provide all the neccessary supplies for some fun around the campfire including S'more roasting, campfire skits & fun sing alongs!

 

November

Moonwatch '15

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 5:30-8 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 and learn more about constellations and the night sky. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your favorite pair! Weather may prevent us from actually seeing the moon and stars, but we will still have fun and learn about the moon and stars! This program features a short Environmental Science Educator led hike in the Marin Headlands. After the hike we provide all the neccessary supplies for some fun around the campfire including S'more roasting, campfire skits & fun sing alongs!

 

December

Headlands Nightlife: Family Night Hike & Campfire

Saturday, December 5, 2015, 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. This program features an Environmental Science Educator led hike in the Marin Headlands. Our evening hikes are usually no more than 2 miles and allow for fun and learning along the way. After the hike we provide all the neccessary supplies for some fun around the campfire including S'more roasting, campfire skits & fun sing alongs!

 
 
* 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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