Group visits

  • Group visits for children
  • Adult group visits include seniors, tour groups, ESL, civic groups and those with special needs. These groups usually enjoy a brief introduction to estuaries, watch a video,  Q/A session, and a tour of the exhibits. Please contact the Reserve to discuss your specific educational needs.
  • Teacher Resources

How to schedule a visit

  • Spring dates fill up quickly. We suggest contacting us in summer or early fall to schedule for the following spring.
  • If you would like to bring a group to tour the exhibits on your own, we ask that you call to schedule this. We want to avoid too many people in the exhibits at the same time.
  • A phone call to 360-428-1558 may be the easiest way to schedule your group and to get answers to your questions. You can also email Susan Wood at


All programs are free. However, the non-profit friends group Padilla Bay Foundation gratefully accepts donations. Checks can be made out to:  the Padilla Bay Foundation.

To contact the Padilla Bay Foundation or discuss donations, please contact Kay Reinhardt, Administrative Officer at Padilla Bay Foundation at 360-757-3234.  


For more information about Padilla Bay's education programs, please contact Susan Wood at (360) 428-1066 or