55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
94118
415.379.8000
Regular Hours:

Daily

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:

Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30 am

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 am
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Notices

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

Naturalist Notebook 

August 28, 2013

Naturalist 101: Skulls Tell It All

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Sunday, October 20, 9:45am – noon

Scientists can learn many things by looking at an animal’s skull, and so can you! In this two-hour workshop, learn the essentials of how to identify local animals by their skulls. Discover what determines if the animal was predator or prey, what it ate, what sense was most important to its survival and more. You’ll have the opportunity to examine a variety of fascinating skulls from our collections.

For adults and families with children ages 10 and up. Please note: Sign-in is required by 9:45 at the business reception desk via staff entrance at 75 Nancy Pelosi Drive (rear entry to the Academy).

Reservations: Members: $12, General $15 (does not include admission to the Academy). Space is limited and advanced ticketing is required. To reserve a place today, buy a Member ticket or Non-Member ticket online or over the phone at 1-877-227-1831.  You may access information on transportation and parking here.


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August 8, 2013

Can you identify these skulls?

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In our Naturalist Know-how class, 8 to 11-year-olds can!

[This class ended on August 25th. See details on other classes here.]

While dissecting owl pellets, kids learn about owls, owl prey and how to collect scientific data!

Do you know a young person interested in nature? Take them to Naturalist Know-how, Sundays at 2pm (sign-up at 1:30) in the Naturalist Center (Level 3). Each month kids learn a new skill.

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.

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.

See below or here for more information.


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August 1, 2013

Junior Academy: Naturalist Know-how

In August, learn about owls, owl pellet dissection and scientific data collection!

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

This fun and lively hands-on program is designed for youth ages 8 to 11. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited to 20 youth with attending adult. This is a 45-minute program.

Sundays at 2pm – 2:45pm (sign-up at 1:30pm) 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.

August’s skill is Owls, Owl Pellet Dissection, and Scientific Data Collection. Learn the ins and outs of these incredible animals while collecting important data!

September’s skill is Flower/Plant Pressing. Learn how to preserve fresh specimens just like botanists do!

October’s skill is Stones, Spiders and Scum — Up Close! Explore the hidden side of everyday things by learning to use a microscope.

November’s skill is Searching the Sky — What’s Up? Learn to see the sky like an astronomer!

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.

Please note: There will be no Naturalist Know-how classes on Quarterly Free Sundays,  September 29, 2013; December 8, 2013; February 9, 2014; June 1, 2014.


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