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: Natural Habitats


This month we will explore what a habitat is and how animals and plants live in them.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 4 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7097
Jan 11 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7121
Jan 18  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7122
Jan 25 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7123

Toddler Ramble February: The Nose Knows


We will smell, touch, look, listen, and taste our way through the month.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Feb 1 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7124
Feb 8 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7125
Feb 15 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7126
Feb 22  Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7127

Toddler Ramble March: Mad Scientists


Let's put on our coats and conduct some experiments
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 1 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7128
Mar 8 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7129
Mar 15 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7130
Mar 22 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
HSIC 1 to 3  Graham $7 per
child
7131
Mar 29 Fri 10:30 AM-
11:15 AM
 HSIC
1 to 3
 
Graham
 
$7 per
child 
7132 

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.

Nature Detectives: January Wild Weather


We'll investigate all types of weather this month, rain or shine! Let's move with the wind, smile with the sun, and dance with the rain as we explore the weather in the Bay Area and beyond.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 5 Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Cardosi $9 per
child
7233

Nature Detectives: February Wonderful Wetlands


With World Wetland Day on February 2nd, now's the perfect time to explore all things water and what makes our local wetlands so wonderful. Splashing included!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
 Feb 2
Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5 Cardosi $9 per child 7232

Nature Detectives: March Reptile Romp


It's all about reptiles this month! Visit our resident snakes and lizards, and search for wild reptiles out in the marsh, all while learning about these remarkable and sometimes misunderstood animals through fun activities and crafts.
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 2 Sat 11:00 AM-
12:00 PM
HSIC 3 to 5  Cardosi $9 per
child
7234

Leopard Shark Feeding Frenzy


Help a Naturalist feed our resident leopard shark, surfperch, snakes, 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 6 Sun 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff Free
Feb 3 Sun 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff Free
 Mar 3 Sun 2:00 PM-
3:00 PM
HSIC All ages Staff Free

Owl Pellet Dissection


Come 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 will need, just bring your enthusiasm and dig in.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Jan 6 Sun 2:30 PM-
4:00 PM
HSIC 7+ Staff $9 per person 7156

Remarkable Reptiles: Snake Talk


Snakes are some of the most fascinating and charismatic creatures of the shoreline! Come meet our resident gopher snakes, as well as our rosy boa and California king snake. Learn about them, handle them, and watch them devour their food in front of your eyes!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Jan 19 Sat 11:30 AM-
12:30 PM
HSIC All ages Staff $9 7157

Dive Into Density!


Come and explore the concept of density, and how it impacts the movement of our oceans around the globe. We will play with mixing water of varying colors, temperatures, and saltiness!
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Jan 20 Sun 12 PM-
1:30 PM
HSIC 7+ Staff $9 per person 7158

Gyotaku: Fish Printing Art


Come practice the ancient Japanese art of fish printing using rubber fish. Learn how to turn y our newly made print into a stylish banner of your own creation to take home and show off and display. All materials provided as well as paper for printing. Feel free to bring old t-shirts or bandannas to decorate.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Feb 3 Sun 10:30AM-
11:30AM
HSIC 7+ Staff $9 per person 7240

Dipnetting


Join us as we search through the muddy water of the channels look for life. You may be surprised by how many living things make their home in the mud!
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Feb 10 Sun 11 AM-
12 PM
HSIC 7+ Staff $9 per person 7159

Tracks and Tidal Treks


Discover who lives at the marsh through tracks left in the mud as we hike along the shoreline. We will also be getting crafty and making our own tracks at the interpretive center! Dress in layers.
Date Day Time Location Age Instructor Cost Barcode
Feb 17 Sun 10:30AM-
12:00PM
HSIC 7+ Staff $9 per person 7160

Whose Scat is That?


Join us on World Wildlife Day for a hike along the shoreline in search of animals, as well as the evidence they leave behind. What we find just might surprise you!
 Date  Day  Time  Location  Age  Instructor Cost  Barcode 
Mar 3 Sun 10:30 AM-
12 PM
HSIC 7yr+ Staff $9 7235

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


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