|1500 North College Ave
Claremont, CA 91711
Tickets: $2 per person in addition to standard Garden admission. Walk among and learn about native butterflies.
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| May 11 - July 28, 2013
Daily, 10 a.m. -
|Conservatory of Flowers
100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
|What’s the Buzz?
Don’t miss this free morning of fun under the sun for all young busy bees and their families! The Conservatory of Flowers and Pollinator Partnership offer families with young children a chance to pot their own zucchini plant to take home, see the many kinds of foods we eat that are the result of pollination, examine a demonstration beehive courtesy of the SF Bee Keepers Association, receive their own butterfly temporary tattoo and more. Families can also step inside the Conservatory to get eye to eye with hundreds of living butterflies in the new exhibit “Butterflies and Blooms.” It’s a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action!
Free – admission required to visit exhibits.
|June 22, 2013 from 10 am to 12 pm.
||(415) 831-2090. www.conservatoryofflowers.org
|California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, June 17, 19, and 21 at 1:30 pm
Join us atop the Academy’s living roof to explore the fascinating lives of pollinators including birds, bats and bees. As these animals buzz, swoop and fly through the air, they are helping to keep California one of the most diverse places on earth. At the Academy, researchers and gardeners work to maintain a living roof of entirely native plants—come find out how this helps keep habitats healthy!
Free with Academy admission.
Birds & Bees NightLife (ages 21+)
Thursday, June 20, 2013 from 6 to 10 pm
Music by DJ Eric Sharp
In the mood for some cross-pollination? In honor of National Pollinator Week, learn about the all-important birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators that allow plants to reproduce from the experts at the California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers, and San Francisco Botanical Gardens. Plus, explore the science of hooking up with the Bold Italic, dating site Swoon, Planned Parenthood, and other local enterprises who help make “people pollination” possible.
Tickets are $12 ($10 for Academy members). 21+ only
Chat with an Academy Scientist: Botanist Tom Daniel
Saturday, June 22 at 2 pm
Meet Academy Curator of Botany Tom Daniel who will share intriguing tales of how plants use the power of attraction on animals. From the tops of mountains to the bottom of the oceans, and in high-tech laboratories at the Academy, the explorers featured in Chat with an Academy Scientist see the world, discover new life and help explain Earth's amazing story. Join them for a glimpse at their fascinating work, and hear their exciting stories first-hand. Free with Academy admission.
Discovery Nature Walk
Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 at 2:30 pm
Join us for a 30-minute nature walk, exploring gardens and groves that surround the Academy. Learn about the importance of native plants and trees and how they support animals and pollinators in Golden Gate Park, a unique and unusual ecosystem.
Free with Academy admission.
|See dates/times per event on the left
||(415) 379-8000. www.calacademy.org
|San Francisco Botanical Garden
1199 9th Avenue at Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94118
|Honey Tasting & Pollinators Tour At San Francisco Botanical Garden Saturday
In celebration of National Pollinator Week, join us in the Native Garden stone circle for an array of honey flavors and textures harvested locally by Robert Mackimmie of City Bees, a guided pollinator garden tour and a discussion of urban beekeeping. Tickets are $15 ($10 for SFBG members).
|June 22, 2013
from 12 to 2 pm
|(415) 661-1316. www.sfbotanicalgarden.org