Natural Sciences Tours

Gallery of California Natural Sciences

Visit seven real places throughout California that depict the state’s diversity of climate, geology, habitats, ecosystems, and wildlife in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences, with the theme of Changing California.

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Natural Sciences Tours 2016–17

CHANGING CALIFORNIA
Grades 3–6
Explore how California’s natural environment has changed over the last 200 years and consider what future challenges it faces.

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PLANT AND ANIMAL HOMES
Grades K–6
Look into treetops, burrows, caves, and underwater realms to discover unique animal and plant homes.

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WHAT's FOR DINNER?
Grades K–6
Learn about feeding strategies, food chains, and predator/prey interactions.

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NEW THIS YEAR!
CALIFORNIA INDIANS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Grades 3–4
Learn how California Indians utilized plant and animal resources and manipulated the natural landscape in the past, and explore present-day California Indian environmental issues.

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BEES: TINY INSECT, BIG IMPACT
Grades K–6
Learn about bees’ essential contributions to our economy and ecosystems in the special exhibition Bees: Tiny Insect, Big Impact.

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TOUR INFORMATION

Days & Times
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday, 9:45 am & 11 am
Gallery tour dates are limited during some periods of the year. Tours are 45 minutes long unless otherwise noted.
Fees
$4.50 per person
A ticket must be purchased for every student and chaperone. Oakland schools may use a code to receive 30% off. If you did not receive an email with discount information at the beginning of the school year, contact groups@museumca.org.
Note: Classes will be divided into small groups. Each tour will be slightly different. If your students have been assigned a worksheet, please wait until after your tour is finished to have them complete it. Please provide your students with writing surfaces and pencils. Pens are not allowed in the Galleries. 

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