55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
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Great Habits Earn Ticket Discounts for Earth Day, April 22–May 4

April 1, 2014

For the greenest museum on the planet, one Earth Day just isn’t enough—so we’re taking two weeks to celebrate! Bring a reuseable water bottle to the Academy from Tuesday, April 22 to Sunday, May 4, and we’ll say thanks (thanks for chipping away at the 30 million water bottles Americans throw away each day) by taking $3 off general admission*.

Once inside, jump into the Academy’s work to explore, explain, and sustain life, and learn what “citizen scientists” can do to join those efforts. Enjoy daily programs such as dive shows, penguin feedings, and chats with real scientists, and join us April 22 at 10:30 a.m. for “Oceans MOVE,” an interactive dance performance by USF’s Dance Generators.

For a full schedule of our Earth Day Celebration programs and events, please visit www.calacademy.org/events. And should you get thirsty while here, just head for one of our permanent water bottle filling stations, which have already helped visitors save more than 40,000 plastic bottles from landfills.

Happy Earth Day Weeks!

*Please note, restrictions apply: Present the reusable water bottle or cup at the Academy’s ticket window. Valid on daytime general admission ticket only; one bottle and discount per person. Offer must be redeemed on-site at time of ticket purchase. Offer not valid for online or advance tickets, NightLife, or special events. Cannot be combined with other offers and discounts. Offer valid through 5/4/14.

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