Family And Adult Activities

Join expert naturalists as we explore local habitats and learn about wildlife. From art workshops to tarantula hikes, there is something for everyone.

 

Tiny Tuesday: Be My Valentine

Tuesday, February 14, 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 make spring Valentine’s crafts on Tuesday, February (more…)

Curious Collections

Thursday, February 16, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12  Curious about what goes on in the natural history collection? Become a collections specialist for the day at Lindsay Wildlife Experience. You will learn how we care for our gems, minerals, fossils, plants, insects, taxidermy, and skeletons on display and in storage. Participants will enjoy the opportunity to see the collection space (more…)

Wild Science: Experimenting with Adaptations

Sunday, February 19, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12  Explore some wild adaptations that animals have evolved, from a woodpecker’s tongue wrapping all the way around its skull for extra cushioning, to webbed feet that prevent an animal from sinking into wet sand and mud. With the help of a live animal ambassador, we will study these adaptations in action and (more…)

Tiny Tuesday: Springtime Babies

Tuesday, March 14, 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…)

Monarch Migration

Thursday, March 16, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm , , , ,

Workshop: Ages 7-12  Curious about why monarchs travel thousands of miles every autumn from the United States and Canada down to Central Mexico? In this workshop, we will all about monarchs – from why they overwinter to their species’ host plant. Our wildlife instructors will teach participants how to make seed paper to use in (more…)

Microclimates of Mt. Diablo Hike

Sunday, March 19, 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…)

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…)

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…)

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…)