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.

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under 5
shoreside

Monday - Saturday

30 Minutes
per session

Ages 3 -5 yo

Max 20 students

Mud Exploration:

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

Under 5 Shoreside Pricing

FOUR STATION PROGRAM

2 hour program

$400* - up to 20 students - 2 instructors   

$500* - 21 to 30 students - 3 instructors  

$600* - 31 to 40 students - 4 instructors

Station Topics

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. 

Craft

Students create a connected and memorable take home craft.

Forms and Information

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.