55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

Naturalist Notebook 

May 31, 2013

Naturalist 101: Botany Basics Workshop

The Bay Area is home to a dizzying array of native plants. From monkey flowers to lizard tails, how do you begin to identify them? Get started by examining the common parts of flowering plants and discovering differences among major groups. Then, explore the grounds around the Academy, where more than 70 local species grow. This program is for adults and families with children ages 10+.

Reservations: Members $10; Non-Members $15; Reservations required; space is limited. To reserve a place today, buy a ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831.

Please Note: We will meet at the Business Reception Desk. Access via the Academy’s Staff and Research Entrance, 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive (formerly Middle Drive).


Image: Gerald & Buff Corsi

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May 28, 2013

Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how

New program for ages 8-11!


Do you know a young person interested in nature?  Take them to Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how!

Sundays at 2 pm, California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center / Lab (Level 3 across from the Planetarium exit)

Each month a new nature skill will be presented. Variations of the monthly skill will be available each week. This is a 45-minute program.

July: Observation Basics      August: Owls and Owl Pellet Dissection

September: Flower/Plant Pressing      Additional months: TBD

This program is designed for youth ages 8 to 11. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 20 youth with attending adults.

Onsite registration is required for this program. It is recommended that you stop by the Naturalist Center a half hour before the program begins in order to register. Free with Academy admission.



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