Discover & Go At-Home – California Academy of Science

Submitted by CCCL_DesireeC

One of my favorite elementary school field trips was to the California Academy of Sciences. Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, this museum features an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history hall. When I first learned about the library’s Discover&Go program and realized I could possibly reserve a discounted ticket to the Academy, I immediately planned a day to take my son.

For the last several months, the Academy was closed due to the pandemic. They recently opened for in person visits again, but are not yet offering Discover & Go passes. However, I can still introduce my son to the wonders of the Academy through their Academy@Home resources. These include glimpses into science that will attract curious minds of all ages, but some of my go-to ones for kiddos are:

Whether your child is into outer space, the rainforest, or the ocean, you’ll find activities to bring it all to life. And if you’re looking for more ideas for hands-on science at home, check out some titles with great science experiment ideas!

During October Contra Costa County Library is celebrating Discover & Go Month with fun virtual programs, a trivia quiz for a chance to win prizes and the opportunity to support the Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano.