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Wed, 06/25/2014 - 12:27pm -- Careers in Science
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Hours of Operation: 
Mon–Sat 9:30am–5pm, Sun 11am–5pm; FREE one Sunday every quarter
Organization Description: 

The "renewed" Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park is one of the largest natural history museums in the world. Visit and reacquaint your family with the amazing exhibits the museum has in store, only in a much improved, environmentally-conscious, and sustainable space. Discover flora and fauna from different parts of the world, planets and outer space, California's natural wonders and climate, and much more. Visit the new Morrison Planetarium, the largest all-digital planetarium in the world. Among the new, fantastic features are The Living Roof, Rainforests of the World, Flooded Amazonian Forest, Water Planet, Philippine Coral Reef, and the Northern California Coast tank. Be sure to explore old favorites such as the African Hall, Foucault’s Pendulum, the Swamp exhibit, the T Rex skeleton, and the 87-foot Blue Whale. The "Penguins + Pajamas" Academy sleepover is a terrific opportunity for kids ages 6 and up. Sleep in the African Hall or Steinhart Aquarium, have access to the Rainforests of the World exhibit, special exhibitions, and a Planetarium show. The package includes overnight parking in the Music Concourse parking garage as well as next-day museum admission, breakfast, snacks, and a gift. Enjoy dinner at the cafe or the Moss Room. An adult chaperone must accompany every group of up to five children.

Camps: The summer program is affiliated with Camp Edventure More! Check the Edventure More! website for more details.

Afterschool: Careers in Science Intern Program (CiS). The Academy created Careers in Science to help San Francisco high school youth learn science, prepare for college, and explore science careers while developing transferable life and job skills. CiS provices a complete continuum of services to students aged 14 to 21, from job-readiness training to employment and transition with a focus on postsecondary science education. Interns work year-round, averaging 5-15 hours per week during the school year and 10-24 hours per week in the summer. CiS targets disadvantaged youth within groups underrepresented in the sciences: minorities and women. 

Neighborhood: 
Inner Richmond
Presidio Heights
Sunset
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Cost: 
$29.95 per adult, $24.95 per youth ages 12 to 17 and seniors 65+, $19.95 per child ages 4 to 11; FREE for children ages 3 and under
Free: 
No
Financial Assistance: 
No
Parent Event?: 
0
Season: 
All Year
Phone Number: 
(415) 379-8000;
Email: 
info@calacademy.org
Organization and Program Categories: 
Academics & Tutoring
Science
City Sights & Tours
Museums
Job Readiness Training
Internships
STEM Activities
Languages Spoken: 
Mandarin
Cantonese
English
Spanish
Vietnamese
Accessibility Note: 
Yes
DCYF Grantee: 
Yes
Getting There: 
<p>Located in Golden Gate Park across from the de Young Museum. Some street parking, as well as a paid lot. Bike racks available. Muni: N Judah, 5, 44, 71<br /><br />Inside the Park: The Shuttle Service, a public service of the Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority, operates 9am&ndash;6pm weekends and major holidays. Starting at McLaren Lodge on the eastern edge of the Park and Ocean Beach on the western side, black Bauer shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at 15 Park locations, including the UCSF garage. Tickets are $2 for an all-day, round trip pass.</p>
Contact Name: 
Mike Atoria
Contact Email: 
matoria@calacademy.org
Contact Phone Number: 
415.379.5416

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