The Bay Area Science Festival, a two-week celebration of Northern California's science institutions, kicks off today through November 7th.
With 50 events scattered among the California Academy of Sciences, The Exploratorium, the Oakland Zoo and others, the activities are designed for both kids and adults. Check out slimy, scaly, and hairy creatures at the Lawrence Hall of Science's Animal Discovery Room, or learn about the science of beer at a fermentation microscopy demonstration.
The festival is in its fifth year and encourages Bay Area residents to "unleash your inner scientist." With so many events to choose from, we've selected five that are great for all ages.
Bike Tour of Local Salt Ponds
Join U.S.Fish and Wildlife ranger Joseph Garcia on a bicycle tour of more than 15,000 acres of former salt ponds that are being transformed back into salt marsh. It's one of the nation’s largest restoration projects and bird sightings are likely.
Date: Saturday, Oct. 24
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Note: First come, first served, 20 person limit
More info: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge