The Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association welcomes the public to its Visitor Center, located at the west end of Crissy Field not far from the West Bluffs picnic area. The Visitor Center is free and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm.
Housed in an historic Coast Guard Station, the exhibits highlight the amazing wildlife in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, the threats to the wildlife, as well as what people can do to help protect the sanctuary.
The Visitor Center is an incredible resource for Bay Area students. It offers a range of programs for pre-K through 12th grade that complement California school standards and excite young people in learning about and exploring the marine environment. 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.
School group programs are generally two hours in length; reservations must be made at least a month in advance.