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    Kids Yoga

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    Bring your kids out to the Presidio locati...

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    Science Story Adventures

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    Come explore the natural world through sto...

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    Planetarium Shows

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    How did life on Earth begin? This tantaliz...

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    Swamp Talk

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    Learn about some of the Academy’s most p...

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Being Savvy

From the educational to the whimsical, our Savvy editors help you explore your world.

  • The Slimy Truth About Newts

    Laure Latham - San Francisco

    Orange-bellied with slit yellow eyes, California newts are quite the opposite of the beach-loving crowd. Their favorite time of year is when it's wet and cold and their favorite activities include hanging out in shaded creeks and hiding under rocks. ... read more

  • Pint-Sized Nightlife in the Bay Area

    Ana Picazo - San Francisco

    With April's warmer temperatures and fresh spring air, it's no wonder your little one wants to cram as much into her day as possible. And with the longer daylight hours, it's getting more and more difficult to call it a night and tuck her into bed. S... read more

  • Night Owls: Bay Area's Nocturnal Animals

    Laure Latham - San Francisco

    Hoo hoo, who flies here in the dark? Creatures of the night wake up when we go to bed, and it's no wonder kids are fascinated by them. How unusual is it to rest and sleep during the day and be active at night, right? For a child, the question is twof... read more

Today's Activity

Animal Name Game

This is a fun and easy game to play in honor of Earth Day or any time! The object is to come up with as many names of animals who inhabit the earth as you can: You'll need at least 2 players with a strong grasp of the alphabet and some knowledge of spelling. The first player starts by saying the name of an animal, like monkey. The nex...read more

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