Visiting Us - Berkeley Marina Experience Program/ Shorebird Park Nature Center is located at 160 University Avenue of the City of Berkeley, on the south side of the Berkeley Marina area. The office phone number is (510) 981-6720.
You will see signs showing the specific location of Shorebird Nature Center and the Adventure Playground (Note: the red cross on the map below). Special Event directional signs will greet you as you enter the Marina.
From South 580 or 80: Take Interstate 80 to Powell St. take a left under the freeway and right onto Frontage Rd. Follow Frontage Rd. to University Ave Seabreeze Market is on the corner. Take a left onto University and follow the directions below.
From North : Take Interstate 80 and get off at the University Avenue exit in Berkeley. take a left onto University toward the Bay when you come to an intersection come to the stop and veer to the left. Continue down University, the road will straighten out and you will see a wide open parking lot on the left- At the West end of this lot is the Adventure Playground. Parking is here. The Nature Center is the next lot, down University with parking on the right. Cross the street to the Nature Center. If you go too far you will come to the Berkeley pier.
From South 880: Take the University Ave. exit and the lower ramp that goes under the freeway. Take a right at the first intersection (Hearst) go up Hearst to 6th St. (light) take a right onto 6th and the next right onto University. Go over the overpass and continue straight into the Marina. Follow the above directions to our locations.
For GPS users set destination for 201 University Ave.
Take BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
Richmond-bound train to Downtown Berkeley Station.
Take Bus 51B (Destination: Berkeley Marina)
Whose bus stop in Downtown Berkeley is located on Shattuck Avenue at Center. Take a stroll eastward to Shorebird Park after getting off the bus at its destination.
For information on the BART schedule, please go to Riding BART.
For information on Bus 51B schedule here, . Check the Northbound Schedule. Note: In the schedule, CNTR SHAT is the Shattuck at Center stop where we suggest you take the bus after you get off BART. BERK MARI is Berkeley Marina, your desired destination.
A parking lot is located across the street from the Shorebird Park, in which the Nature Center is seated. Parking is free. The Lot for Adventure Playground is next to the playground. More parking lots can be found in Berkeley Marina. Parking is never a problem except for special events such as the Bay Festival and 4th of July. On the occasions of special events, we will post parking information on this Web site in advance. Please visit this page to keep yourself updated.
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