Bird-watchers use binoculars outside the Academy

Enjoy the Academy's first-ever Nature Day on September 30 from 10 am – 4 pm!

The East Garden will be transformed into a nature playscape where people can connect to their environment through a variety of interactive activities. There's something for every nature-lover:

  • Bubble Play

  • Children’s Puppet Theater

  • Create With Nature

  • Den Building

  • Host-plant Hoopla

  • Insect Investigation

  • Learn How to Be an Ocean Hero

  • Nature Mural Painting

  • Nature Play

  • Pollinators Rock!

  • The Scoop on Poop

  • Track and Skull Match Up

  • Water Painting Station

Special thanks to our partners: Bay Area Discovery Museum; Cornell Lab of Ornithology; The Marine Mammal Center; The Nature Conservancy; Oakland Zoo; Planet Bee Foundation; San Francisco Children & Nature; San Francisco Recreation and Parks; and Slide Ranch.