Crab Cove Hosts Summer Activities for Kids, Adults

This weekend, Crab Cove will host I Love Mud with Victoria Baird, from 10-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 7.

Visitors are asked to meet the bathhouse (near the Westline Drive parking lot) to learn what’s so special about our Alameda mud. They will get e a behind-the-scenes tour of our seldom-seen bathhouse aquarium.

Then guests will explore the mudflats from above and below, so bring galoshes/boots and a towel. You’re bound to get muddy!

On Sunday, July 8, a Geology Rocks presentation, story time and nature-fun session will take place at the visitor center.

From 10:15-11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, pre-school kids and parents can share a morning of shoreline fun focusing on animals (and their poop). Other sessions are set for July 24, with a focus on sand sculptures; August 7: seals and sea lions; and August 21: incredible eggs. Registration is required.

School-age kids can enjoy activities from 3:45-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 10. Parents are not required to attend while the children explore nature. The themes and dates are the same as those for pre-schoolers, but work on an afternoon schedule.

Crab Cove Visitor Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

For information call (510) 544-3187.

Note that every Sunday in July and August, from 10-10:30 a.m., kids can meet characters like sharks, hermit crabs, and “Rainbow Fish” through stories. There are also visits from live animals and scavenger hunts!

And from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday in the summer months, the pond is available for exploration with staff. The fish will be fed at 3 p.m., when there is viewing of crabs, flounder, perch, pipefish and more.

Janet Levaux