'TIS THE SEASON FOR SCIENCE AT THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Celebrate the winter holidays with a scientific twist
SAN FRANCISCO (September 25, 2012) — How do reindeer survive the Arctic winter? What animal produces its own version of antifreeze? And how far do monarch butterflies migrate every year? Find out this holiday season during 'Tis the Season for Science at the California Academy of Sciences, seven weeks of wintry festivities and family fun that will explore the many adaptations of animals in winter—from birds and butterflies that migrate thousands of miles, to bears and beetles that hunker down and endure the cold. From November 16 - January 6, visitors can meet a pair of live reindeer, experience indoor snow flurries, discover why the Earth has seasons inside a giant "Snowman Theater," and much more. A suite of holiday-themed programs, including quiz shows and live music and dance performances, will round out the festive atmosphere.
In and around the Academy’s central piazza, visitors will find a wintry wonderland, complete with:
Check www.calacademy.org in November for a schedule of public programs, including a daily "Reindeer Rendezvous" in the garden, a "P is for Penguin" spelling game, and more.