Events for Adults and Families

The Greater Farallones Association offers classes, excursions, and events for the whole family. Return to this page frequently to see the latest event schedule.

Family Workshops

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Dive deeper into ocean science as a family at our Sanctuary Visitor Center Family Workshops. Led by our team of marine science educators, these weekend workshops are perfect for 4–10 year old budding marine biologists and their families.

Family Workshops
Stay tuned for dates in 2018

Greater Farallones Visitor Center, 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco


COST: $10 per participant (example: 1 Parent + 2 children = $30)

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Sanctuary Explorations


The Sanctuary Explorations Series provides monthly opportunities for you to connect with, and experience, the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

Tidepool Adventure
December 2, 2017  |  2 pm – 4 pm

Half Moon Bay

Join Greater Farallones sanctuary naturalists for a tidepool adventure in Half Moon Bay. Explore the amazing intertidal habitat at the edge of the sea while learning how the animals and algae survive under ever-changing conditions. Search for chitons, anemones, sea stars, sea urchins, nudibranchs and other creatures that call this biodiversity hotspot “home,” while learning important tidepool etiquette. Our adventure will close with hot chocolate and cookies.

COST: $15/person

Ages 6+; minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited. Registration Required!

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Art & Science Soirées


Art & Science Soirées are fantastic events for adults to hear from world-renowned scientists. Enjoy complimentary wine or beer, create your own artwork, and learn about the amazing wildlife in the Sanctuary.

Extreme Sea Life Soirée
November 18, 2017  |  7pm – 9:30pm
Bay Model, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito

Which are the ocean’s fastest, deepest, hottest, coldest, or oldest creatures? The deep-sea stoplight fish uses red searchlights to find prey that only it can see. Icefish create special anti-freeze to keep their blood flowing; you’ll find it in your ice cream! Dr. Stephen Palumbi, Director of Stanford-Hopkins Palumbi Lab takes biodiversity to the absolute limit as he reveals some of the ocean’s most startling secrets.

COST: $20, includes two complimentary drinks.

Adults 16 and older

Space is limited. Registration Required!

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