The Cat in the Hat’s Spectacular Science Day

W H A T : The Cat in the Hat’s Spectacular Science Day
W H E N : Saturday, August 28th, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
W H E R E : California Academy of Sciences
M O R E : $5 off for KQED KTEH members
• Meet The Cat in the Hat!
• Gather for storybook readings in the garden by celebrity guests, including Leah Garchik from the San Francisco Chronicle, Greg Sherwood and Joshua Johnson from KQED, Natalie Batalha from NASA, and Norm Penny from the Academy.
• Enjoy sneak previews of the new PBS KIDS’s animated children’s television series The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!™, a fun-filled animated program premiering September 6 on KQED.
• Engage with specimens and enjoy demonstrations by Academy scientists and docents.
• Explore the museum with a Scavenger Hunt and win Cat-tastic prizes from KQED.
• Enter a Twitter rhyming contest to win a full set of The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library books from Random House and an Academy Children’s Adventure Tour.


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BEHIND-THE-SCENES ITINERARY: California Academy of Sciences

WIN two tickets to CalAcademy‘s Platinum Behind-the-Scenes Tour
All Platinum Behind-the-Scenes Tour participants must be 8 and over
W A T C H :
A N S W E R :
1. What year was the California Academy of Science founded?

2. Which world-renowned architect designed the California Academy of Sciences new building?

3. How many hills are featured on the Academy’s living roof?

4. What does the dept. of Ornithology and Mammalogy study?

5. What is the California state mineral?

Science Playground

We waited for almost a year to visit the green new busy home of the California Academy of Sciences, and we finally ventured to discover and play.

Here are some little kids highlights:
– Long hours on Mon&Tue… oops, not anymore, probably summer time only
– Members-only Hours: Tues 8:30 am – 9:30 am, Sun 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Scavenger Hunt: Search the Academy from A to Z
Scavenger Hunt: track turtles and tortoises throughout the entire museum
The Naturalist Center
– Early Explorers Cove (for the littlest ones): map, daily programs

And if more energy and time, there’s a nice Children’s Playground in Golden Gate Park (no adults allowed unless accompanied by children:-) and Carousel.

More Academy itineraries, events…

… and pics:

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San Francisco: Celebrate Science!

California Academy of Sciences is celebrating the first 365 days in its sustainable new building with a festive weekend.

Events will include live animal demonstrations, cultural musical performances, and the debut of a new planetarium show, Journey to the Stars.

Anniversary Activities: