Boatload of Kids Activities on Junior Ranger Day at Hyde Street Pier

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A park ranger with children at a table making crafts.

Maritime crafts are part of the fun during Junior Ranger Day on Hyde Street Pier.

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Date: April 14, 2014
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

San Francisco Maritime News Release 

For Immediate Release 

Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006


What: Hands-on activities for kids ages 5 to 12 on this park’s Junior Ranger Day.

When: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Where: On Hyde Street Pier and in the Visitor Center Theater at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.

Fees: None. 

Public information: 415-447-5000, and

Bring the kids and chart your course to Hyde Street Pier for a day of fun hands-on activities as we begin National Park Week with the park’s Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, April 19. That day and Sunday, April 20 is a fee-free weekend in all national parks! At Hyde Street Pier, this means fees to board the fleet of historic floating sail and steam vessels are waived.

Enter Hyde Street Pier and see the docent at the front table to pick up a list of activities and their locations. Kids can make a model boat, make signal flag necklaces, operate a rope-making machine, make a miniature log raft, take part in a dory drill, sing sea chanteys with a ranger, take in an “Animals of Hyde Street Pier” ranger-led program to discover sea life around the pier, and more!

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