• Boy at Nature Day using hand lens to examine beehive
  • Girl at Nature Day makes a craft out of natural materials
  • Girls at Nature Day examine animal scat
  • Girl at Nature Day examines an animal specimen

Celebrate the great outdoors during Nature Days!
September 27-28, 10 am–4 pm
September 29, 11 am–4 pm (Academy members welcome at 10 am)
Free with Academy admission

During the Academy's second-annual Nature Days, the East Garden will be transformed into a nature playscape where people can connect to their environment through a variety of hands-on activities. There's something for every nature-lover:

  • Bubble Play

  • Children’s Puppet Theater: Where Do I Belong?

  • Create With Nature

  • Den Building

  • Discover iNaturalist

  • Healthy Farming

  • Insect Investigation

  • Learn How to Be an Ocean Hero

  • Nature Mural Painting

  • Nature Play

  • Nature Detectives

  • Pollinators Rock!

  • The Three P's: Poop, Puke, and Plankton

  • Water Painting Station

  • Wish for a Fish

We look forward to celebrating nature with you!

Special thanks to our partners: California Native Plant Society; Friends of the Urban Forest; Lawrence Hall of Science; The Marine Mammal Center; The Marine Science Institute; Oakland Zoo; Outdoor Jan; Point Blue Conservation Science; Planet Bee Foundation; San Francisco Children & Nature; San Francisco Recreation and Parks; Slide Ranch; San Francisco Unified School District; and UC Botanic Garden.