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Saturday, September 28, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Special Programs $15/person.

Great Farallones National Marine Sanctuary | 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA


Join Greater Farallones Association, Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary, and Shark Stewards in celebrating the annual return of the white sharks to the Gulf of the Farallones.

Enjoy shark science, shark experts, shark art, shark films, shark conservation, food and live music.

Event Schedule (Main Event)

  • 11am: All art & science activity stations open, food truck & refreshments available.
  • 11am-1pm: Live Music – Ukulele Friends
  • 11:30am: Special Programs (see below)
  • 1pm: Ocean Life Parade & Costume Contest
  • 2pm-4pm: Live Music – Max Delaney
  • 2pm: Special Programs (see below)
  • 4pm: Event closes

Special Programs ($15/person)

Build a Shark: 11:30am and 2pm
Participants “design-build” a life-size white shark model piece by piece, discovering how each organ and sense of this awesome creature functions. By handling teeth and skin artifacts, and viewing a short documentary on our Farallones sharks, they’ll learn how their 400-million-year-old design still works to make them formidable top predators. Best for children ages 4-10 and their families.
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Shark Talk: 11:30am and 2pm
Sharks: Fearful or Fascinating? Join shark expert David McGuire, of Shark Stewards, for a short film and talk on shark behavior and human interactions. Best for adults, children 10+ welcome.
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Space is limited for the special programs, registration required.


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Cost: FREE*
*Admission is free. Special Programs $15/person.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Movies
Address: 991 Marine Drive, San Francisco, CA

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