55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
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11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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The Science of Adventure

March 26, 2012

From now until May 22, 2012, get a taste of the real-life adventures Academy scientists embark upon around the world in their quest to discover and document life on Earth. Daily and weekly programs will explore the “Science of Adventure,” giving museum visitors a chance to meet real scientists, hear tales from the field, and discover why this important research is literally a race against time.


Highlights include:

Discovery Nature Walk
Daily at 12:30 pm

Meet Our Indiana Joneses
Fridays at 12:30 pm

Tales from Our Amazing Race
Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm (starting April 7)

Pollinator Power
Friday – Monday and Wednesdays at 1:30 pm

Planetary Exploration
Friday – Monday at 11:30 am

Out of the Lab
Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 pm

Visit the Science of Adventure website for details.

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