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Family Day 2019 at the Angel Island Immigration Station

Imagine spending a beautiful day with family and friends at the Angel Island Immigration Station, learning about one man’s fascinating journey from China and the important impact the Immigration Station had on his and other immigrants’ experience into America. Create a magical memory with your family and see Angel Island in a new perspective by reliving the story of this Chinese immigrant through a 3-D interactive experience as we celebrate Family Day 2019!


Who: You, family, and friends. Participate solo or in a group of up to 6. Young and old can play.

Where: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, 21 Main St. Belvedere Tiburon, CA 94920

When: Saturday, July 13, 2019 / 9:00am – 4:00pm

Tickets: $25 adults / $15 youth (6 - 18) / Free (under 6)


Your Family Day ticket includes round trip ferry pass, interactive app, special interactive stations, lunch from the Angel Island Company, performance from Lion Dance ME, and a digital slideshow.

*Note: Space is limited. Reservations mandatory. Children under 18 require adult supervision.

About Family Day 2019


Our day trip begins days before your actual arrival to Angel Island. You’ll be introduced to Look Lowe himself, a Chinese immigrant and Paper Son that made this courageous journey to Angel Island by downloading an interactive app on your cell phone or iPad. Through this app, you’ll learn how many immigrants were able to bypass the landmark Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 to gain entry to America through Angel Island.

We’ll begin the actual day’s journey, together, at the Tiburon Ferry, to meet your adventure guides for the day. They’ll creatively craft the environment before boarding the ferry that will simulate Look Lowe’s journey to Angel Island.

You'll follow many of Look Lowe’s steps and stories as you visit each area of the Angel Island Immigration Station site and experience unique elements specifically recreated for this day.

All will enjoy lunch and entertainment to close the day and celebrate our shared history as a nation of immigrants. Every person who completes Look Lowe's journey will win a souvenir prize, so come join the fun!

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9:00am - Arrive: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Landing
9:15am - Meet & Greet: Adventure Guides and group creation
9:30am - Last minute logistics / troubleshooting / Receive passenger paperwork
9:45am - Game begins!/Board Ferry
10:00am - Depart to Angel Island
10:15am - Disembark Ferry with Immigrant Status; follow the herding to Angel Island Shuttles
10:30am - Board Shuttles to Immigration Station, execute missions during ride
10:45am - Disembark Shuttles to Station 1
11:00am - Grant Din: Family Tree/ History
11:15am to 1:00pm - Game mission execution
1:00pm - Lunch: Line up at Mess Hall move to performance area to eat
2:00pm - Performance from Lion Dance Me
2:30pm - Award Ceremony
3:45pm - Walk to Angel Island Landing
4:00pm - Group Pic at Angel Island Landing
4:20pm - Depart to Tiburon
4:35pm - Disembark

Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation would like to thank our event partners.

Look Lowe Family Trust