Child Programs And Camps

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Explore, discover, and have fun at Lindsay! These programs are discovery-based and include hands-on activities and introductions to live animals. Experience the natural world — online and in the field.

Pollinator Hike: Butterflies, Bees, and Wildflowers

Sunday, March 26, 2023 9:00 am - 11:00 am , , , , ,

Ages: 6- Adult Come discover the pollinators of Mount Diablo’s Mitchell Canyon with Lindsay Wildlife Experience. We’ll hike through beautiful Mitchell Canyon observing butterflies, bees and other pollinators busy with the profusion of wildflowers along the trail. This is a mild hike approximately 2 miles round trip Dates and times: Sunday, March 26 from 9 (more…)

Homeschool: Cycles in Nature (Grades 1-3)

Monday, March 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am , , ,

Homeschool for grades 1-3 Explore the cycles of nature–from animal and plant life cycles to the nutrient cycles inherent within an ecosystem. Our experienced education specialists guide and engage students while exploring subjects through critical questions, discussion, observation, and investigation. Through individual and small group work, students learn scientific principles at a pace that matches (more…)

Homeschool: Cycles in Nature (Grades 4-6)

Monday, March 27, 2023 10:00 am - 11:30 am , , ,

Homeschool for grades 4-6 Explore the cycles of nature–from animal and plant life cycles to the nutrient cycles inherent within an ecosystem. Our experienced education specialists guide and engage students while exploring subjects through critical questions, discussion, observation, and investigation. Through individual and small group work, students learn scientific principles at a pace that matches (more…)

Preschool: Folk Tails

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am , ,

Do you love animals? How about stories? This series of workshops combines interactive storytelling with a variety of educational activities and visits from our animal ambassadors. Our preschool workshops are designed for budding nature lovers 3 to 5 years old, plus a caregiver. Enroll for individual workshops or enroll for the full series of all (more…)

Neon Scorpion Hikes

Saturday, April 1, 2023 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm , , , , ,

Age: 6–Adult Explore the habitat of local scorpions along the north face of Mount Diablo, starting at the Mitchell Canyon Visitor Center. Experience the excitement of finding scorpions glowing like green neon signs in the dark. Discover and observe the diverse plants and animals inhabiting Mount Diablo. Hikes cover a distance of 2 miles. Dates (more…)

Wildlife Heroes Spring Break Camp

Tuesday, April 4, 2023 9:00 am - 12:30 pm , , , ,

Ages: 7-12 years old Meet Lindsay Wildlife Experience animal ambassadors and learn how to protect them and the habitats they call home. In this three-day camp, we’ll explore the wild spaces around Lindsay Wildlife Experience and learn about conserving California’s unique natural world.  Dates:  April 4-6th, Tuesday through Thursday   Times: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Fee: (more…)

Preschool: Perfect Pollinators

Wednesday, April 12, 2023 10:00 am - 11:00 am , , ,

What is a pollinator? In this series of workshops, you and your little sprout will learn about special animals that help plants reproduce. Our preschool workshops are designed for budding nature lovers 3 to 5 years old, plus a caregiver. Enroll for individual workshops or enroll for the full series of all three and save. (more…)

Outstanding Owls

Sunday, April 16, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm , , , ,

Workshop: 4-10 years old Have you ever wondered what hides beneath the fluffy facade of an owl? In this workshop, students will learn about owls, how we know what they eat and how they adapt to their environment. Class participants will also see natural history specimens of the owl’s favorite prey and dissect an owl (more…)

Tiny Tuesday: Homes and Hideaways

Tuesday, April 18, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , , , , , ,

Visit Lindsay Wildlife Experience each month outside of regular hours!  Tiny Tuesday is a special day for children ages 2–5 to play and learn along with an adult caregiver. Explore the natural world on this themed day specifically designed for you and your little one. Join us and learn about all the different places animals (more…)

Microclimates of Mt. Diablo Hike

Sunday, April 23, 2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm , , , , ,

Ages: 6 – Adult San Francisco is known in some circles as the microclimate capital of the world, but microclimates can be found all over California because of its varying topography and coastal conditions. Join us on a mild hike on Mt. Diablo’s Juniper Trail, to encounter three different microclimates within a one-mile stretch! Learn (more…)