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Nature & Discovery

Free Programs at The Bay

Walking in Wonder

Wednesdays, 9am & 10am

October 6 – December 29

Join us on Wednesdays for Walking In Wonder, a nature walk with a guide from Around the Bend Nature and Discovery Tours. Wind your way along the path through the mangrove bayou, into the hammock, through the wildflower meadow and along the shore to learn about the plants and animals that call The Bay home. Meet at the Blue Pagoda prepared with comfortable clothing and shoes, sun protection, and water.

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Collage of scenes of The Bay

November 24

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Blue Pagoda

Join us for a nature walk weekly on Wednesdays at 9:00am and 10:00am with a Naturalist from Around the Bend Nature and Discovery Tours. Wind your way along the path […]

Astronomy by The Bay

December 14, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Join The Bay and astronomers from The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature for a celestial evening featuring Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus with a special (yet brief) appearance by the International Space Station. Weather permitting, you’ll see the rings of Saturn and Jupiter’s moons with your own eyes. As the sun sets and the planets and stars emerge, you’ll get a new perspective from The Bay. Telescopes and expertise will be provided by The Bishop Museum.

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A star-filled purplish night sky, with two meteors streaking across

December 14

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The Bay Park

Join us for a celestial evening featuring Saturn, Jupiter, and Venus with a special (yet brief) appearance by the International Space Station. Weather permitting, you’ll see the rings of Saturn […]

Nature Photography Walk

Monthly on Third Saturdays, 9:30am – 10:30am

December 18, 2021 – April 16, 2022

On the third Saturday of the month, join us for a nature-focused photography walk through The Bay’s newly restored areas such as the Mangrove Bayou Walkway, a new and improved bridge, a living shoreline, and the palm and oak hammock.

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Pictured from the viewpoint looking out from a flower bed of native plants, including red, orange, and yellow flowers. Overlooking the Mangrove Walkway, where in the distance, two pedestrians walk hand in hand.

December 18

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Blue Pagoda

Photography enthusiasts are invited to explore The Bay Park’s newly restored areas such as the Mangrove Bayou Walkway, a new and improved bridge, a living shoreline, and the palm and […]

Nights of Lights at The Bay

November 24, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Just when you thought a stroll along our Mangrove Bayou Walkway couldn’t get any better, we add a touch of holiday magic. As the sun sets on our palm and oak grove, the twinkling of holiday lights rises amongst the canopy leading to the newly restored bridge over the bayou. We invite you to delight in this festive glow during the season of light. Lighting design by Palacios Events.

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Pictured: Looking up into a live oak tree where each branch is decorated with white string lights, creating a beautiful glow against the canopy of the tree.

November 24

6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Bay Park

Just when you thought a stroll along our Mangrove Bayou Walkway couldn’t get any better, we add a touch of holiday magic.  As the sun sets on our palm and […]

School & Families

Explore The Bay with Mote Marine Laboratory

Visit Virtually

Elementary students and their teachers join Mote educators to learn about wildlife and their habitats during a virtual visit to the Bay Park. This interactive science exploration will take you virtually to The Bay to learn about this new community park. Like scientists, students will learn how to use tools and to make observations while investigating plants, animals, and the bay environment along the way.

In addition to the virtual exploration, a kit centered on the watershed is available to teachers for check out. As a follow up, students are invited to visit The Bay with their families and to check out a backpack with hands-on learning materials so that they can share what they learned.

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