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Children Take Over California Academy of Sciences
10th Annual "An Evening for Our Future Scientists"
Brings Children to
SAN FRANCISCO (September 21, 2001) - The California Academy of Sciences
and the San Francisco Unified School District are sponsoring the 10th
annual "An Evening for Our Future Scientists" on Tuesday September
28th from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. at the Academy.
"This is one of the most inspiring events of the year at the Academy," said Dr. Patrick Kociolek, Curator and Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences. "The children's enthusiasm and curiosity is infectious. We hope to inspire in them a love of learning about science."
The evening is designed to support dynamic, hands-on learning for children
and to provide a foundation for successful future science education.
Approximately 2000 children, parents and teachers are expected to attend.
In past years Strybing Arboretum, the San Francisco Public Library and
other community organizations have joined with the Academy and the School
District to offer activities like feather art, thumbprint portraits and
opportunities to interact with live animals.
Attendees seeking more information about this event can contact their child's school. For information about the California Academy of Sciences, please call (415) 750-7145.
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Aquarium, the Morrison Planetarium and the Natural History Museum all
under one roof in Golden Gate Park. The Academy is open 365 days a year
from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in winter and from 9 a.m to 6 p.m. in summer (Memorial
Day weekend through Labor Day). Admission is $8.50 for adults; $5.50 for
youths 12-17, students with proper identification and seniors 65 and over;
$2 for children 4-11; and free for ages 3 and under and Academy members.
Adult visitors who come by public transit or bicycle receive a $2.50 discount
off adult admission. Children under 12 arriving by bus or bicycle will
be admitted free of charge. Public transit routes serving Golden Gate
Park are as follows: the #44 O'Shaughnessy, the #5Fulton, the #71 Haight-Noriega,
#21 Hayes and the N-Judah. The first Wednesday of the month is free to
all, and the Academy stays open until 8:45 p.m. on this
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