Are you looking for an educational outlet for someone you know? The Dunes Center provides educational programs for a variety of age ranges and grade levels. Programs can be created for an in-class presentation, community group, youth organization, scouts, day camps and service clubs.

"Our program leader was well informed on the subject of botany. More importantly, independent of content knowledge, she had the ability to make connections and engage the students. I am appreciative of the Dunes Center and the classes it provides for our students. Surely the knowledge learned will provide more enjoyment and expand the student's curiosity beyond the four walls of a classroom."

-After School Program Coordinator

Click on the program type below to learn more about our offerings or download a flyer of our available education programs.


200-x-90-eduClassroom Programs

We currently offer six programs in your classroom for students K-8th grade which include a hands-on natural science lesson. Learn more

200-x-90-kidsField Trips

Check out our two field-based programs and discover the natural areas of the Dunes Complex. An interactive naturalist-led walk on the boardwalk at Oso Flaco Lake and a trip to our museum to learn about the Central Coast's unique history and its habitats. Find out more

200-x-90-educationSummer & After School Programs

The Dunes Center provides summer and afterschool programs that are suitable for a variety of age groups. Learn more

200-x-90-hikeThe Dunes Center from Home!

Bring the incredible world of Science and History into your home with our daily educational activities! Every day the Dunes Center will post a new activity that focuses on the world around us.
See our current activities!


200-x-90-hikeGroup Walks and Hikes

The Dunes Center offers private naturalist-led group walks. A private walk with family, friends or co-workers is a perfect choice while on vacation, to celebrate your birthday or anniversary, or to reward your staff.
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Upcoming Events


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