Under 5 Shoreside

The Shoreside program, based at our facility in Redwood City, offers a variety of hands-on activities that challenge students and ignite their curiosity. Students learn respect and stewardship for the bay with inspiring experiences led by expert marine educators.

Our Under 5 Shoreside is specially designed to cultivate the natural curiosity of young learners in a safe and fun learning environment. This memorable two-hour program includes four stations: Mud, Invertebrates, Fish, and a Craft/Game. Students enjoy touching live animals, exploring mud, and creating a thematic craft keepsake.


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Under 5 Shoreside Pricing:

Four Station Program -- 2 Hours 

Up to 20 students-- 2 instructors -- $390* 

Up to 30 students-- 3 instructors -- $490* 

Up to 40 students-- 4 instructors -- $590*


*Sliding scale available depending on need

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Mud Exploration:

Students investigate a sample of sediment from the bottom of the bay (the benthos). 

Benthic Invertebrates:

Students discover live San Francisco Bay invertebrates through observation and touch. They learn about the different adaptations the organisms have that make them unique. 

Bay Fish:

Students study live fishes using observation, touch, and tools. They recognize their characteristics while learning about each animal’s adaptations and roles in the San Francisco Bay ecosystem. 


Students create a memorable take home craft.

Shoreside Program Forms and Information 

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*Book Now links to an email to request program and dates. 
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500 Discovery Parkway

Redwood City, CA 94063


Tel: 650-364-2760

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