Looking for family-friendly outing?
Explore Mt. Tam’s wild side with a visit to the Tam Van, our mobile visitor center
Get maps and information to help launch your adventure on Mt. Tam; enjoy activities for kids and for the young-at-heart; test your animal ID skills and win prizes; learn how to join our wildlife camera study and other conservation programs on Mt. Tam.
Weather permitting: outings may be canceled for rain, smoke or red flag warning (high fire risk) days. Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to confirm an upcoming Tam Van outing.
- September 2, Friday, 10:30-11:30 am: Join us for Outdoor Story Time with San Rafael's Pickleweed Library! We'll share stories in English and Spanish and will enjoy wildlife-themed activities from the Tam Van. The library and park is located at 50 Canal Street in San Rafael. More information>>
- October 1, Saturday: we'll be joining our partners, Friends of Mt. Tam, for their first-ever Mt Tam State Park Science Quest-- a full day of naturalist walks and talks on Mt. Tam State Park. Learn more about the day's programs and register -- space is limited. As part of the day's line up, drop by the Tam Van at the Rock Springs parking lot from 10:30 am-2:30 pm.
- October 7, Friday, 10-11 am at the Fairfax Library- Join us and our Fairfax Public Library partners for this outdoor story time event with complementary activities at the Tam Van. More information and library events are posted at the Marin County Library website.
About the Tam Van
In a quest to educate current park users and inspire new audiences to explore the parks, One Tam created the “Tam Van” mobile visitor center: a retrofitted bread truck that travels to park sites and communities across Marin County. Staff and volunteers dispense maps, trail guides, program information, and friendly advice on how people can make the most of their visit. Since 2015, it has been providing many of the functions of a visitor center, at a fraction of the cost of constructing a permanent facility, and it reaches new audiences that find it difficult to get to the parks due to distance or limited transit options.
The Tam Van is largely funded by Measure A. Thank you Marin County residents!