Press Release

Stephanie Stone (415) 379-5121
sstone@calacademy.org
Kelly Mendez (415) 379-5133

2011 NEIGHBORHOOD FREE DAYS PROGRAM STARTS MAY 13

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

SAN FRANCISCO (March 15, 2011) – San Francisco residents will again have two opportunities to visit the California Academy of Sciences free of charge during 2011. Over the past twelve 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 May 13-June 26, 2011, and the second from September 16-November 6, 2011.
 
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 2011 SCHEDULE

NEIGHBORHOOD

ZIP CODE AREA

SPRING 2011

FREE DAYS

FALL 2011

FREE DAYS

Parkside, Sunset
 

94116, 94122

June 10, 11, 12

October 28, 29, 30


Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition
 

94115, 94118, 94121, 94129

June 3, 4, 5


Sept 30, Oct 1, 2


Ingleside-Excelsior, Visitacion Valley
 

94112, 94134

May 27, 28, 29

Oct 14, 15, 16

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

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

June 17, 18, 19

Oct 7, 8, 9


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

94117, 94127, 94131, 94132

May 13, 14, 15

Sept 23, 24, 25

Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro
 

94110, 94114

June 24, 25, 26

Nov 4, 5, 6

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

94108, 94109, 94123, 94133

May 20, 21, 22

Sept 16, 17, 18