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

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Live performances through New Year’s Day

December 24, 2012

From December 26 to January 1, enjoy special “mad science,” improv comedy, or children’s music performances when you stop by the Academy to visit Orion and Polaris, our pair of live reindeer.* ‘Tis the Season for Science continues through January 6, 2013. See the full schedule of ‘Tis the Season for Science-themed programs by date, including these highlights:


Mad Science!

Mad Science!
Performing at 12:30 and 2:30 on December 26 and 27
Mad Science of Mt. Diablo sparks the imagination and curiosity of children through fun, hands-on science programs. Their interactive presentation will be an exploration of the science of snow and the colors of the seasons.




Un-Scripted Theater Company

Un-Scripted Theater Company
Performing at 12:30 and 2:30 on December 28, 30, 31, and January 1
Adorned in Victorian costumes, the talented comedians of the Un-Scripted Theater Company will perform a short musical play, mixing the Dickensian seasonal genre with a different genre chosen by the audience. The result will be a fun and absurd experience with quirky characters and sly narration. Not to be missed!




Performing at 12:30 and 2:30 on December 29
This local musician sings fun-loving songs geared to children about animals, nature, and being a kid with a catchy pop and rock sound.




*Remember, the Academy is closed on December 25.

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