Sulphur Creek Nature Center offers exciting
science programs that focus on the natural history and ecology of
local wildlife. These stimulating programs are designed primarily
for students in pre-school through Grade 6. Students participate
in lively discussion, conduct field studies and have hands-on experiences
with LIVE animals. Including a Sulphur Creek program in your curriculum
creates a memorable learning experience for students and adults alike.
All programs support the Science Framework for California
Conducted year-round on the grounds of the Nature
Center using the wildlife exhibits, grassland, creek and riparian
habitats as our outdoor classroom.
Brought to you as outreach programs during the
months of October through March. Choose the programs that coincide
best with your classroom curriculum.
Community Service Shadow Class Learn about the programs and day-to-day operations of Sulphur Creek Nature Center. Attend an orientation that will introduce you to a variety of education programs, wildlife jobs, volunteer opportunities, and our wildlife hospital. Get a behind-the-scenes tour, and then sign up to shadow one of our experienced volunteers for half a day. You will assist them as they care for our resident hawks, owls, coyotes, or foxes. Help clean, feed, and plan enrichment. May satisfy 6 hours of community service requirements, check with your school first. Registration is required for this Community Service Class designed for Middle and High School students.
Shadow Times: Must sign-up for Shadow time within 30 days of orientation.
Saturday or Sunday, 8:30am-12:30pm or 1:00-5:00pm
OR Two 2-hour shifts Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, 3:00-5:00pmDirections
to Sulphur Creek Nature Center
From Oakland/ San Francisco/ San Leandro or Fremont/ San Jose on 880:
Exit ”A” Street. Proceed east 1.3 miles to Mission Blvd. turn right on Mission Blvd. left on “D” Street. Proceed 1.1 miles to the park, destination is on the right.
From Oakland/ San Leandro on 580:
Exit South 238/Hayward. Follow Foothill Blvd. to the second City
Center Drive (after Centennial Hall), turn left. Make
a right onto Second Street, and a left onto "D" Street,
proceed 0.8 miles to park.
From Livermore/Pleasanton on 580:
Exit Castro Valley, left at light, left on Grove Way, left
on Center Street, right on B Street, left on 7th Street,
left on "D" Street,
proceed 2 blocks to park.
On public Transportation:
AC Transit line #95 departs Hayward BART station and has a bus
stop at Sulphur Creek's driveway. Call AC Transit at 511 for
route departure and arrival times.
Many of our facilities may be rented by individuals
and groups or have picnic areas which may be reserved. For detailed
information about locations, pricing and policies click on the button
when you see it or visit the Facility
Rental and Reservations section now .