Make the Sanctuary Your Classroom
The Visitor Center's educational programs introduce people of all
ages to the living wonders of the marine sanctuary in our own backyard.
Hold the baleen of a blue whale, feed a giant green anemone, touch the
pelt of a sea otter and feel the saw-like teeth of a white shark.
Hands-on activities create an intimate experience with our marine
world that promotes understanding, appreciation and underscores the
importance of our protected marine sanctuaries.
Your funds support the excellent programs run by the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. For details on current programs, please see the GFNMS website.
What teachers have said about our Visitor's Center Programs:
This program is first on my list of field trips at the beginning of each school year. I have appreciated the staff who understands how to work with children. I also appreciate how accommodating staff are about the scheduling of busses every year. My students always walk away from this fieldtrip with a better understanding of sea life. They are able to speak with articulation about what they’ve learned and are always excited when reflecting of their experience at the visitor center.
~Baya Vuong, Dianne Feinstein Elementary