If you are looking for an interactive and informative family event in the East Bay, you may want to consider the many weekly activities offered by the East Bay Regional Park Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda.  Located directly adjacent to San Francisco Bay, this wonderful center offers information about the aquatic and land based animals in and around the Bay.  

As an example, this Sunday, November 16th, from 11:00-11:30 p.m., there will be a STORYTIME AND NATURE FUN event.  Designed for all ages, they are offering opportunites to meet hermit crabs, live animals, and a variety of swimming fish, and live animals.  In addition to storytime (where they will be introduced to the Lorax and Swimmy the Fish), other activities include a scavenger hunt and a nature video.  

 As indicated above, this is just one of the many activities scheduled at Crab Cove.  It will celebrate its 35th anniversary this year, and is proud of its role in developing a strong emphasis on the enviornmental impact of San Francisco Bay, and in each person's role in protecting and respecting it.  

No matter what the age of the visitor, there is something to interest them.  Beginning with an visually impressive 800 gallon aquarium holding a variety of bay creatures, there are interactive stations throughout allowing microscopic views of the smaller creatures in the Bay.  Other events include a view of the mudflats as seen by a lugworm, or building a crab from scratch.  Multiple display cases present even more information including models of the shoreline, and animals living there. This is just a sampling of what is offered. To get the most current activities and information click here: CRAB COVE INFORMATION





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