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Neighborhood Free Days

by rockprogram on Sep. 28th, 2012 No Comments

Each neighborhood in San Francisco gets its own free weekend at the Academy. All you need to do is show your ID to prove you live at your zip code and you will get your free tickets on those days. We hope your family is able to join us to revisit your old favorites and take advantage of our new programs and Earthquake exhibit.

Cada vecindad en San Francisco recibe su propio fin de semana gratis en la Academia. Todo lo que necesita hacer es mostrar su ID para demostrar que usted vive en su código postal y conseguirá sus billetes gratis durante aquellos días. Esperamos que su familia sea capaz de acompañarnos para visitar de nuevo a sus viejos favoritos y aprovechar nuestros nuevos programas y la exhibición de Terremoto.

我們想邀請您再一次來到科學館一起探索. 所有三藩市的鄰里將會有他們所設定的免費週末. 您只需要證明您住在三藩市其中一個鄰里就可以獲得免費入場券. 我們希望您能夠再一次探索科學館的展覽和體驗我們最新的地震展覽.


When can we come? ¿Cuándo podemos venir? 什么时候能来?
Friday-Saturday 9:30am- 5pm/ Sunday 11am- 5pm
Viernes-Sábado 9:30am-5pm/Domingo 11am-5pm
星期五- 星期六9:30am-5pm/星期日11am-5pm

How do we get there? ¿Cómo llegamos ahí? 如何前往?
Our address is 55 Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park
Take MUNI: #44, #5, #21, #71, #16 and N-Judah
Nuestra dirección es 55 Music Concourse Drive en Golden Gate Park
Tome Muni: #44, #5, #21, #71, #16 y N-Judah

我们的地址为金门大桥公园内的 55 Music Concourse Drive
搭乘 MUNI:#44, #5, #21, #71, #16 和 N-Judah

What can we expect? ¿Qué podemos esperar? 可期待什么?
When you arrive, check the kiosks for information on daily programs including penguin feedings, story-time, coral reef dives and more! The museum is accessible and has wheelchairs for loan.
Cuando llegue, consulte los kioscos para obtener información sobre programas diarios incluyendo la alimentación de los pingüinos, tiempo de cuento, inmersiones de arrecife de coral y mucho más! El museo es accesible y tiene sillas de ruedas para préstamo.
您抵达时,可在问讯处查询有关日常活动的信息,包括喂企鹅、讲故事、珊瑚礁潜水人員和更多其他活动!博物馆为无障碍建筑,并提供轮椅租借。通常一家人会在馆内停留 3 至 4 小时。

What if we have questions? ¿Qué si tenemos preguntas? 如有疑问如何处理?
Visit us at: or call (415) 379-8000
To speak with someone in Spanish or Cantonese, please call: (415) 379-5861
Vísitenos en: o llame al (415) 379-8000
Para hablar con alguien en español, por favor llame al: (415) 379-5861
請留覽我們的網站 或打電話到 (415) 379-8000
如果需要同一位閱讀廣東話的工作人員說話, 請打電話到: (415)-379-5861

ZIP CODE AREA/CODIGO POSTAL/郵政編碼 FALL 2012 FREE DAYS/Días Gratis Otoño 2012/秋季2012年免費入場日子
Mission, Bernal Heights, Noe Valley, Castro, Cole Valley, Haight, Glen Park, St. Francis Wood, Lake Merced 94110, 94114, 94117, 94127, 94131, 94132 September 28, 29, 30
Parkside, Sunset 94116, 94122 October 5, 6, 7
Richmond, Seacliff, Presidio, Western Addition, Chinatown, Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach, Marina 94108, 94109, 94115, 94118, 94121, 94123, 94129, 94133 October 12, 13, 14
Hayes Valley, Tenderloin, Downtown, SoMa, Treasure Island, Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Bayview-Hunters Point, Ingelside-Excelsior, Visitacion Valley 94102, 94103, 94104, 94105, 94107, 94111, 94112, 94124, 94130, 94134, 94158 October 19, 20, 21

Jurassic in the Park

by rockprogram on Sep. 26th, 2012 No Comments

Would you like to travel through time and learn about the fascinating animals that once roamed our Planet, Earth? Visit us to learn more through a suite of new programs and events this fall. We’ll focus on the evolution of dinosaurs, sharks, birds, and living fossils that still call this planet home.

Take a walk through time daily at noon near our pendulum on the main level. Learn about the sharks, tortoises, and dinosaurs that first appeared millions of years ago in our new Sharks to Dinosaurs program. Step back in time and discover the unique adaptations these amazing species developed for evolving, thriving, and surviving on a planet that was very different from the one we know today.

Next, step into the Naturalist Center to discover 18 specimens from the Geology Research Collection. In this collection, you’ll find several dinosaur specimens, including a 3.5 ft long upper leg bone from the plant-eating dinosaur, Camarasaurus lentus. You’ll even stumble upon a large, surprisingly beautiful piece of coprolite, also known as fossilized poop, from a large plant-eating dinosaur!

Then, see the world as it once was and get close to these giants that once roamed our Earth like you never thought possible in our 3D show, Dinosaurs Alive! Experience the creatures of the Triassic Period to the monsters of the Cretaceous. Follow the journey of Paleontologists as they travel to the Gobi Desert in Mongolia and uncover new fossils. It is spectacular!

What do scientists know about the extinction of these fascinating, jaw dropping animals? A massive asteroid hit our planet Earth 65 million years ago. Scientists have found evidence that the impact caused massive damage and massive changes in the climate, and dinosaurs had trouble adapting to the new climate. What do we know about asteroids? Check out Asteroids: Science…With an Impact! to learn more.

How about a chance to name an asteroid?! OSIRIS-REx is going to fly to an asteroid and bring back some pieces. Right now, the asteroid’s name is 1999 RQ36. The Planetary Society, MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory, and the University of Arizona are asking students around the world under 18 years of age to enter their Name That Asteroid! contest. What do you think 1999 RQ36 should be called? Take a chance! Good luck!