At the Visitor Center

Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center
Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center

Using the appeal of marine wildlife and habitats, the Sanctuary Visitor Center offers hands-on, lively programs on many marine topics. Programs are 90 minutes long, interactive, grade specific, correlate to state standards, and include indoor and outdoor components.

Kindergarten - Sensing the Sea

Explore the ocean using all five senses.

1st Grade - Intertidal Table Manners

Discover how sea creatures feed.

2nd Grade - Growing Up Underwater

Explore how sea creatures develop and reproduce.

3rd Grade - Suitcase for Survival

Find out how animals are adapted to their environment.

4th Grade - Pass the Plankton

Learn how plankton fuels the ocean web of life.

5th Grade - Seabird Scientists

Experiment and investigate to learn about seabirds.

6th Grade - Home Sweet Habitat

Learn about ecosystems in the sanctuary.

Programs available: Tuesdays - Fridays

Group size: maximum of 30 students

For more information contact contact Justin Holl at (415) 530-5351 or