• A section of the bowsprint and figurehead on the bow of BALCLUTHA.

    San Francisco Maritime

    National Historical Park California

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • Hyde Street Pier Closed Mondays through Thursdays (July 24 - August 20)

    For public safety, Hyde Street Pier will be closed mid-pier Mondays - Thursdays from July 24 - August 20 during replacement of Eureka's mooring piles. There is no access to the historic ships. The visitor center, Maritime Museum & Aquatic Park are open. More »

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

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.

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release 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 http://www.nps.gov/safr/

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!


### 04-10-14

Did You Know?

A large, ship-shaped building with a red tile roof.

The Aquatic Park Bathhouse building, a Depression-era, Works Progress Administration (WPA) project, was completed in 1939. The art deco building includes tile mosaics of fish, marble floors that resemble a sea chart, and interior walls painted with murals depicting strange creatures of the deep. More...