Thousands of San Francisco Residents to Enjoy the
3rd Annual Neighborhood Free Days

SAN FRANCISCO (September 27, 2001) -San Francisco residents can once again enjoy free admission days to the California Academy of Sciences, running throughout October and November. Invited by neighborhood, according to zip codes, over 7,000 San Francisco residents visited the Academy on Neighborhood Free Days during its first two years.

Each visiting adult must prove residency by showing a driver's license or a utility bill. Only residents from the zip codes invited on the designated dates will be admitted free of charge.
The expanded program includes Sundays so visitors can now visit on one of three days: Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Information about Neighborhood Free Days will be posted throughout San Francisco in Community Centers, Public Library Branches, Recreation and Park Sites, Preschools and Daycare Centers, Schools, and Neighborhood Businesses. Additional information is available at www.calacademy.org and at (415) 750-7145. The following schedule outlines the program by zip code neighborhoods:

Neighborhood Free Days

Zip Code Area Friday, Saturday & Sunday
94103, 94107, 94130, 94111 &
94105, 94108, 94104 & 94102 -- October 5, 6 & 7

94110 -- October 12, 13 & 14

94112, 94134 & 94124 -- October 19, 20 & 21

94109, 94133 & 94123 -- October 26, 27 & 30

94121, 94118, 94115 & 94129 -- November 2, 3 & 4

94122, 94116, 94127 & 94132 -- November 9, 10 & 11

94117, 94114, & 94131 -- November 16, 17 & 18

Earth, Ocean, Space. All in one place! The California Academy of Sciences, a nonprofit educational and research institution, includes Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Natural History Museum all under one roof in Golden Gate Park. The Academy is open 365 days from 10 am to 5 pm (9 am to 6 pm Memorial Day 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 public transit or bicycle will be admitted free of charge. Public transit routes serving Golden Gate Park are as follows: the #44 O'Shaughnessy, the #5 Fulton, the #71 Haight-Noriega, #21 Hayes and the N-Judah. The first Wednesday of each month is free to all, and the Academy stays open until 8:45 p.m. on this day. Our Web site is http://www.calacademy.org. For 24-hour, recorded information, call (415) 750-7145.

[The California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Academy's logo are registered trademarks of the California Academy of Sciences.]

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