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.

Toddler Ramble January: Enjoying the Finer Things in Life


This month as we play, we will practice picking, pinching, and pulling. 
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 5  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46976
Jan 12  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46977
Jan 19  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46978
Jan 26  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46979


Toddler Ramble February: Touch and Go


Don't worry about the outcome. We will certainly have fun using our senses this month!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 2  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46980
Feb 9  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46981
Feb 16  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46982
Feb 23  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46983

Toddler Ramble March: Mad Scientists!


Put your imaginary lab coats and googles on as we conduct fun science experiments each week this month. 
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 2  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46984
Mar 9  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $6 per
child
46985

 Mar 16  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC  1 to 3  Graham  $6 per
child 
 46986
 Mar 23 Fri 10:30 AM - 
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per
child
46987
Mar 30  Fri 10:30 AM -
11:15 AM
 HSIC 1 to 3 Graham $6 per 
child
 46988

Hikes for Tikes


Designed for children 2-5 years old, this six-week program will check out a different HARD park each week to highlight the fabulous outdoor spaces for young ones to discover.  We will examine each area through hands-on exploration and games.  Come to one or visit them all with us, and be ready for natural adventures!  
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 3  Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
College Heights
Park
2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
46989
Jan 10  Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
Bidwell Park 2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
6990
Feb 7 Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
Greenwood Park 2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
46991
Feb 14  Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
Meek Park 2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
46992
Mar 7 Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
Deerview Park 2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
46993
Mar 14  Wed 10:30 -
10:45 AM
Cannery Park 2-5 yr  Graham $8 per
child
46994

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.

Nature Detectives: January Jolly Jumpers


What jumps at the shoreline? Come jump with us as we learn about jackrabbits and jumping spiders, through movements, stories, and exploration. 
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 5  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Hosken $8 per
child
46995
Jan 6 Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5  Hosken $8 per
child
46996
Jan 12  Fri 1:00 PM-
11:15 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Hosken $8 per
child
46997
Jan 19  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 3 to 5  Hosken $8 per
child
46998
Jan 26  Fri 1:00 AM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
46999

Nature Detectives: February Fabulous Feathered Friends


Get your plume on this month as we learn all about birds. We will discover beaks, nests, and feathers through fun crafts, activities, and outings.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 2  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47000
Feb 3  Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47001
Feb 9  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47002
Feb 16 Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47003
Feb 23 Fri 1:00 AM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47004

Nature Detectives: March Marsh Mammal Madeness


Squeak! I hear the Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, and it wants to help you learn all about the mammals you might see at the shoreline. Join us as we sing, move, and explore.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 2  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47005
Mar 3  Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47006
Mar 9  Fri 1:00 PM-
1:45 PM
HSIC 1 to 3  Hosken $8 per
child
47007

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 28 Su  2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC   All ages Staff  Free 
Feb 25 Su 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff  Free
 Mar 10 Sa 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC   All ages Staff  Free 

Owl Pellet Dissection


Come and excavate a pellet from an owl's gullet! You never know what you will find, but we hope to extract small bones that could make up a skeleton! We will provide all the supplies you need, just bring your enthusiasm and dig in.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 14  Sun 2:30 -
4:00 AM
HSIC Ages 7+  Staff $8 per
child
47013

It's a Salty Life


How salty is this shoreline really? Today we will take a walk to learn about the intricacies of plant adaptations to living in a salty environment. Come learn how pickleweed survives, and if you're brave, taste how salty the salt marsh water really is!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 21  Sun 11:00 AM -
12:30 PM
HSIC Ages 8+  Hosken $8 per
person
47014

Salt Marsh Food Web


Ever wonder how different animals found along the shoreline are connected? Come join us on a walk and we will see if we can find evidence of a food web that exists in this salty environment. From birds to snails, and even to us, we are all interconnected.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 18  Sun 10:00 AM-
11:30 PM
HSIC 8-12yr  Hosken $8 per
person
47015

Contact Us

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


    Hours

    Friday - Sunday
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Closed on June 16

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