Kids Programs

These programs either specifically for children or appropriate for ages 12 and under. If you would like to register for any of these programs, please visit our Online Registration page.

Toddler Ramble

Enjoy Fridays with your child at the Interpretive Center. Your little one will discover the shoreline through hands-on experience. Every month there is a new theme, with each week exploring that theme through different activities. Parents and caregivers grow as facilitators of nature education along the way.

TR: Rainy Day Play


We hope it will be raining a lot this month, but even if it's not, we'll still have some cozy, rainy day pretend play inside.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 6 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
40448
Jan 13 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40449
 Jan 20 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40450
 Jan 27 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40451

TR: Let's Do the Locomotion!


Each week this month we will explore the different ways animals move. Some fly, or swim, or even slither!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 3 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
40456
Feb 10 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40458
 Feb 17 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40460
 Feb 24 Fr 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
40462

Nature Detectives

Nature Detectives is a program for 3 to 5 year old children and their caregivers, designed to inspire curiosity and imagination by exploring the natural world through hikes, experiments and crafts. It meets on the first Saturday of every month as well as every Friday afternoon.

ND: January Jellyfish (And Other Invertebrates)

Some animals (like people) have backbones and many do not. Come to the Interpretive Center to discover the wild backboneless creatures that live in the tidal zone and in the bay.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 6 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5  Staff $8 per
child
40746
Jan 7 Sa 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40743
 Jan 13 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40744
 Jan 20 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40745
 Jan 27 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40746

ND: February Fish Fun

 
This month we will meet some of the many types of fish that live in the bay, from the biggest of bat rays to the smallest of sculpins.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 3 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5  Staff $8 per
child
40747
Feb 4 Sa 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40748
 Feb 10 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40749
 Feb 17 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40750
 Feb 24 Fr 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Staff $8 per
child
40751

Leopard Shark Feeding Frenzy


Help a Naturalist feed our resident leopard shark, surfperch and lizards. Learn more about them and our other aquatic and land inhabitants. Who will get to the food first? No registration required.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost 
 Jan 29 Su 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff Free
 Feb 18  Sa 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff Free

Hikes for Tikes


In this new six-week program we will check out a different HARD park each week to highlight the fabulous outdoor spaces for young ones and their caregivers to discover. We will examine each area through hands on exploration and games. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and be ready for natural adventures! We will meet in the parking lots of each location.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 11-
Feb 15
We 10:00 AM-
10:45 AM
 Various 2 to 5 Graham $65 per
child
40860

Jan. 11 Meek Park, Hayward

Jan. 18 East Avenue Park, Hayward

Jan. 25 Kennedy Park, Hayward

Feb. 1 Ruus Park, Hayward

Feb. 8 San Felipe Park, Hayward

Feb. 15 Castro Valley Community Center Park


 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 8 Su
10:00 AM-
11:30 AM
 HSIC All
ages
Iwane $7 per
person
40734
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 8 Su
10:00 AM-
11:30 AM
 HSIC All
ages
Iwane $7 per
person
40734
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 8 Su
10:00 AM-
11:30 AM
 HSIC All
ages
Iwane $7 per
person
40734

First Peoples History Walk


Learn about the different inhabitants of the San Francisco Bay throughout known history and the different ways they utilized the natural resources found here. This walk starts at our Visitor Center, treks through the marsh land, and goes out to the open Bay.

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Jan 15 Su
11:00 AM-
12:30 PM
 HSIC 8 yr+ Aguilar $5 per
child
40730

Ravenous Reptiles


Meet and greet our resident reptile ambassador lizards and snakes and learn all about these much-maligned scaly wonders. Participants will get to pet a Gopher Snake and watch our reptiles enjoy a meal!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 5 Su
11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
 HSIC 5 yr+ Iwane $5 per
child
40731

First-Rate Fish Chat


Join us in our Habitat Room to help a naturalist feed our aquatic accomplices, highlighting the names and adaptations of a select few, then hike out to the open Bay to experience their habitat first-hand!

 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 26 Su
11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
 HSIC 5 yr+ Aguilar $5 per
child
40732

Contact Us

  1. Hayward Shoreline Interpretive Center
    4901 Breakwater Ave.
    Hayward, CA 94545
    (510) 670-7270
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    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


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