Press Release

Stephanie Stone (415) 379-5121
sstone@calacademy.org
Helen Taylor (415) 379-5128

2010 NEIGHBORHOOD FREE DAYS PROGRAM STARTS APRIL 23

Thousands of local visitors will enjoy free admission to the California Academy of Sciences

SAN FRANCISCO (March 5, 2010) – San Francisco residents will again have two opportunities to visit the California Academy of Sciences free of charge during 2010. Over the past eleven years, thousands of San Francisco residents have visited the Academy during Neighborhood Free Days each year. Each neighborhood, defined by zip codes, will have opportunities to visit the Academy for free over a three-day weekend (Friday, Saturday, or Sunday) in the spring, and again in the fall. The first series of weekends runs from April 23-June 13, 2010, and the second from September 10-November 7, 2010.
 
Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable: A driver’s license or state ID card; Photo ID plus postmarked envelope, postcard, or magazine label with name and date; Photo ID plus utility bill (gas/electric/cable), bank statement, or letter from a government agency with name and home address (not a P.O. Box). Only residents from the zip codes invited on the designated dates will be admitted free of charge.
 
Information about Neighborhood Free Days is available at www.calacademy.org and at (415) 379-8000. The following schedule outlines the program by zip code neighborhoods:

 

NEIGHBORHOOD FREE DAYS 2010 SCHEDULE

NEIGHBORHOOD

ZIP CODE AREA

SPRING 2010

FREE DAYS

FALL 2010

FREE DAYS

Parkside, Sunset
 

94116, 94122

April 23, 24, 25

Sept 17, 18, 19

Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition
 

94115, 94118, 94121, 94129

April 30, May 1, 2

Oct 1, 2, 3

Ingleside-Excelsior, Visitacion Valley
 

94112, 94134

May 7, 8, 9

Oct 8, 9, 10

Hayes Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SoMa, Treasure Island, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point
 

94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94124, 94130, 94158

May 14, 15, 16

Oct 29, 30, 31

Cole Valley, Haight, Glen Park, St. Francis Wood, Lake Merced
 

94117, 94127, 94131, 94132

May 21, 22, 23

Nov 5, 6, 7

Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro
 

94110, 94114

June 4, 5, 6

Sept 10, 11, 12

Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Marina
 

94108, 94109, 94123, 94133

June 11, 12, 13

Oct 15, 16, 17