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California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse San Francisco, CA 94188 | Richmond (Inner) | 415-379-8000

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9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat and 11am-5pm Sunday


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    When we were little kids, the closest we got to the androids of our movie-fueled fantasies was playing Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots at our cousin's house. Otherlab doesn't think that's a bad...
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    Science and comedy, they go together like Batman and a kitten. You might not have thought of putting the two together before, but once you see them, it's pretty great. This week, the...
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    Most of us have done the last-minute holiday shopping dance. After spending our day chained to a keyboard, stuffed in a Muni bus, or taking a long, slow drive over a short, fancy bridge, we...
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    In all the time you've lived next to our beautiful babe of a bay, have you ever bothered to get deep with the girl? This week the California Academy of Sciences features a few aqua experts...
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    Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the...
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    If you haven't been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, tonight should be one of your New Year's resolutions. Featuring half price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting bites to eat, and...
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    If you haven’t been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, make tonight’s one of your New Year’s resolutions. Featuring half-price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting...
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    With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios -- volcanoes, man,...
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    With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios — volcanoes, man,...
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    San Francisco is home base for some of the world’s greatest aural explorers. An orchestra of toys or insects, flames that sing arias, organs played by the lapping of the sea, and...
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    Tonight’s lecture, What a Plant Knows, is based on a book of the same name by Daniel Chamovitz. We’re really excited, because it’s like Chamovitz really wanted to title it...
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    We once knew an astronomy professor who'd say to his students, “You all were once inside stars.” And he wasn't lying. He explained that the universe started off as mostly...
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    What: October's Local Bites at Cal Academy Where: California Academy of Sciences When: Sun., October 23, 2-5 p.m. Cost: $19.95 (non-members), $14.95 (members and their guests), $9.95...
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    A sculptor friend of ours created a work called Migraine. She painted a cosmetologist’s dummy head like a human head, but on the left side she added a black-and-white explosion that...
  • All Shook Down: Last Night
    Jens Lekman Sept. 29, 2011 California Academy of Sciences Better than: Listening to someone blast really annoying music through their headphones when you're trying to talk to someone on...
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    Elvis Costello did not coin the phrase “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture,” but he repeated it, adding “It’s a really stupid thing to want to...
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    Best Coast Eskmo Motion Potion DJ Platurn Eric Sharp August 11, 2011 California Academy of Sciences/Outside Lands night show Better than: Being the tortoise Claude the albino alligator...
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    Before Kitten Cam and Puppy Cam, you probably didn't know you could lose hours at a time watching small furry mammals snooze. (Yeah, we know that wasn't the reason for your most recent...
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    Do yourself a favor: Today is the California Academy of Sciences Free Day. Emphasis on day -- perfect for the funderemployed, who more than anyone deserve a day of brain-melting beauty. So...

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