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Registration is now open for summer 2013 field trips to the Academy!
If a trip to a science museum fits within your summer plans, submit the online application so we can process you on your preferred visit date.
You can bring a group of kids on either weekdays or weekends, except on or around holidays.
And remember, admission rates for both preK-12 school groups and those for youth-serving organizations such as summer camps, church groups, youth development programs, and sports clubs, are a healthy discount off general admission.
Note that to attend a show in the Planetarium, you need to reserve seats in advance, and children must be at least 7 years old. When you apply, you have the option to request seats in either the 10:30am or 3:30pm showing of the Planetarium show played to the general public. Show content is subject to change, so check the Master Events Calendar to confirm the shows expected to play on your visit date.
You’ll notice dates are still available through May 2013, if the school year works better for your group. Our newest additions include Earthquake and Human Odyssey, but we also have a new exhibit and a new 3D movie in the works. Rest assured there will be plenty to do on a field trip!
Do you have a student who is interested in using technology to deepen their understanding and involvement in science?
The California Academy of Sciences is now accepting applications for our newest youth program!
The Digital Learning “3D Modeling” spring break program is looking for middle school youth, grades 6-8, who are excited to learn about marine science and animal adaptations, and are looking for an opportunity to use digital media to communicate their passion for science in compelling ways.
In this week-long program running from March 25 through March 30, 2013, youth will work with the Digital Learning team and Academy experts to explore marine biology and evolution, learn how to use 3D scanning and sculpting software, and craft their own marine animal creations using both physical modeling materials and digital 3D creation tools.
All applications for the “Fastest Fish” program are due March 8, 2013. Youth will be accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information, download the flyer or email Christine Wilkinson.
Do you have a student interested in delivering public programs at the California Academy of Sciences?
The Academy is now accepting applications for the Teen Advocate for Science Communication Volunteer Youth Program!
Youth in the Teen Advocates for Science Communication program (also known as the TASC Force) engage with the Academy’s mission of exploring, explaining and protecting the natural world through the creation and delivery of innovative public programs. Youth work with Academy professionals to create experiences for museum visitors that communicate science in fun and engaging ways such as flash mobs, collections based fashion shows, and pop-up experiences. Watch the flash mob!
Spring programming will run on Saturdays at 10:00 AM–1:00 PM or 2:00 PM–5:00 PM from February 9 through May 4, 2013. TASC volunteers commit to either a morning or afternoon session.
We are currently accepting youth in grades 8th–12th, applications are due January 17. Interviews will take place January 26 and selection will be announced February 1.
For more information please contact Luke Martin
Looking for a family-friendly way to celebrate Halloween?
Saturday, October 27, 2012
The California Academy of Sciences invites families to grab their costumes and have a ghostly good time while trick-or-treating through the Academy at night among spooktacular animals and spine-tingling specimens at SuperNatural Halloween 2012.
- Trick-or-treat in a fun, educational and safe environment
- Party with larger-than-life stiltwalkers and roaming magicians
- Transform into your favorite Academy creature with fanciful face painting
- BOOgie to the tunes of the Crunchy Frog Band and enjoy live animal shows
- See a giant pumpkin carving demonstration and A Haunted Tour of the Night Sky in the Planetarium
- Participate in ghoulishly good hands-on fun, craft booths, and family-friendly activities for all ages
- Capture the night with photoBOOth snapshots
- Complimentary beverages for adults and children
- Come in costume and get a free trick-or-treat bag!
- Academy Café will be open for dinner, snacks, and drinks
- Proceeds support Academy programs including field trips for 130,000 students annually
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the SuperNatural Halloween web page.
Looking for a way to get to the Academy for free this fall?
There is an upcoming Free Day on Sunday, September 16, 2012, and we have just announced the schedule for our San Francisco neighborhood free days.
Quarterly Free Sundays
Generously sponsored by Chase
The Academy is free to everyone on selected Sundays throughout the year. Admission is on a first-come, first served basis, and early arrival is recommended due to the likelihood of high demand. Please note that final entry to the museum on free days is 4:00 pm.
All guests receive free admission on:
- September 16, 2012
- December 9, 2012
- March 3, 2013
- June 2, 2013
San Francisco Neighborhood Free Days
Generously sponsored by Target
San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on a designated weekend each spring and fall, according to ZIP code. (Proof of Residency Required*)
Free admission is available for San Francisco residents in each ZIP code during the designated dates listed below. Each visiting adult is limited to six children for free entry.
||ZIP CODE AREA
||FALL 2012 FREE DAYS
||SPRING 2013 FREE DAYS
|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
||April 12, 13, 14
||October 5, 6, 7
||April 19, 20, 21
|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
||April 26, 27, 28
|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
||May 3, 4, 5
* Each visiting adult must show a valid photo ID with proof of residency. The following items or combinations are acceptable:
- A driver 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)