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Drawing Fish at the California Academy of Sciences

May 29, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Let’s put our fish drawing skill to work at the Steinheart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences. These fish will be on the move and a great opportunity to draw fish without scuba gear or even getting wet. Bring your favorite journaling supplies and a potluck treat (and bowl and spoon) to share for lunch. Consider a compact folding stool (lawn chairs don’t cut it in a crowded aquarium).

Schedule: Meet inside the Academy by the T. rex skeleton at 10:00AM for a welcome and a few sketching tips. Be sure to pick up planetarium tickets early if you are interested in also catching a sky show. We will then head downstairs to sketch. If you arrive late, you can find us down in the aquarium or anywhere there are fun things to see and draw.  While sketching, John Muir Laws will be available to help you with your drawings at any time (if you can find him). At noon we meet for our potluck lunch in the outdoor dining area on the west side of the building. After lunch we will share sketches, drawing ideas, and problem solve difficulties that people may have experienced. Then back to sketching until 3:45 when we will again meet at the dining area to share sketches once again and hug our friends.

No registration or sign up required. $20 suggested donation. Does not include parking or museum admission.


It should be a great day to see, sketch, and wonder. If you are a member, please bring any guest passes you are willing to share with other families. Let us know on Facebook if you have passes to share. You may be eligible for free passes from your local library.

  • Discover & Go Library Program: libraries  including Richmond, Alameda, Contra Costa, Berkeley, Oakland, as well as over 40 local library systems. For more information on the program: http://discoverandgo.org.
  • Check Out SF Program:  San Francisco families with children can check out passes for participating cultural institutions. The pass is valid for all San Francisco families with children up to age 18. Please check your local branch regarding distribution. For more information on the program:http://sfkids.org/free-family-adventures


May 29, 2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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Nature Journal Club
(415) 310-7592
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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(415) 379-8000

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