’Tis the Season for Science—Today Through January 5
December 18, 2013
The Academy’s annual holiday exhibit gives visitors a sleigh-full of ways to celebrate the festive winter season. Meet Willow and Yukon—two full-grown reindeer currently visiting the Academy—and learn more about reindeer antlers, fur, vision, and locomotion at four interactive discovery stations. Step inside the giant Snowman Theater for Roaming with Reindeer, a kid-friendly show that dives deeper into the amazing adaptations that help reindeer thrive in harsh Arctic conditions. Take a break in the Piazza for holiday performances by local musicians, where “snow” magically falls twice every hour. Last but certainly not least, keep an eye out for daily appearances of “Scuba Santa” (Dec. 19–24) as well as special appearances by the one and only “Santa Claude.” For details and daily schedules, please visit
‘Tis the Season for Science—Holidays 2013.