Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Location: Cupertino, California
|Posted: Fri May 07, 2004 9:24 am Post subject: Mother's day FREE admissions
|FREE ADMISSION TO BAY AREA MUSEUMS MAY 9 TO CELEBRATE KORET FOUNDATION'S
Museums that have received Koret Foundation support in the past
quarter-century are toasting the Foundation's 25th anniversary with a
gift to the community* an invitation to come by and visit, no charge *
on Mother's Day. Koret Day Around the Bay will feature free admission
and a range of special events and tours at these participating museums
on Sunday, May 9:
Asian Art Museum
200 Larkin Street, San Francisco
Exhibitions include Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind, and The
Monumental Landscapes of Li Huayi.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
East Fort Baker
557 McReynolds Road, Sausalito
Bay Area Discovery Museum opens its highlight exhibition of the year,
Can You Tell Me How to Get to Sesame Street? and hosts its annual
Mother's Day Kite Festival. Free admission all weekend.
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard, Oakland
Enjoy a planetarium show as well as Mars Encounter, One Giant Leap: A
Moon Odyssey; Discovery Lab, a play space for children ages 4 to 7; and
hands-on science activities co-led by Galaxy Explorers, the teen interns
funded by Koret.
The Contemporary Jewish Museum
121 Steuart Street, San Francisco
View 100 Artists See God, a traveling exhibition (on view through June
27) that offers individual interpretations of spirituality. The artists
selected for this exhibition possess the sensitivity, sense of humor,
and audacity necessary to tackle the issue of picturing the divine, and
include Chris Burden, Damien Hirst, Leonard Nimoy, Catherine Opie,
Gerhard Richter, Susan Rothenberg, and Ed Ruscha.
3601 Lyon Street (inside the Palace of Fine Arts), San Francisco
(415) 561-0362 Tactile Dome Reservations
The Exploratorium, foremost among the world's interactive museums, is
like a mad scientist's penny arcade, a scientific funhouse and an
experimental laboratory all rolled into one. With hundreds of hands-on
exhibits, all you need is curiosity. Touch a tornado, shape a glowing
electrical current, or take a sensory journey in total darkness in the
Tactile Dome (separate admission; reservations required).
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Legion of Honor
100 34th Avenue, San Francisco
Exhibitions include Art Deco 1910-1939 (separate admission of $7);
Between Promise and Possibility: Adi Nes; Photo-Image in American Prints
1960-1990; and Art Deco Capitalism: Fortune Magazine in the 1930s.
Lindsay Wildlife Museum
1931 First Avenue, Walnut Creek
This museum exhibits live, non-releasable native wildlife and operates
the oldest and one of the largest wildlife rehabilitation hospitals in
the United States, treating more than 60,000 injured and orphaned wild
animals each year.
Judah L. Magnes Museum
2911 Russell Street, Berkeley
The third largest Jewish museum in the country, the Magnes is exhibiting
Brought to Light, sponsored by the Koret Foundation, and Jewish
Freemasons of the West, highlighting the archival holdings of the
Magnes' Western Jewish History Center.
9777 Golf Links Road, Oakland
Talk to the animals at the Oakland Zoo, and take a free ride on the zoo
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third Street, San Francisco
Exhibitions are the National Gallery of Art's The Art of Romare Bearden,
supported by the Koret Foundation, and Pop! From San Francisco
Collections, featuring works by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Wayne
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Boulevard at the Great Highway, San Francisco
Celebrate Mother's Day with our most experienced moms! Meet Cuddles, the
hippo who's given birth to 16 offspring and Ellie, the black rhinoceros
who has mothered 14 calves. You might even catch a glimpse of a penguin
hatchling at Penguin Island.
Hackworth IMAX Theater at The Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street, San Jose
(408) 294-TECH (8324)
Enjoy a complimentary ticket to the Tech's IMAX Theater, with nine
screenings on Mother's Day, including Bugs!, Top Speed, and NASCAR: The
IMAX Experience. Seating is limited. First-come, first-served.
221 Fourth Street, San Francisco
Zeum hosts its annual Youth Arts Festival featuring 1,500 works of art
by San Francisco school students, as well as creative, hands-on art
activities led by local artists. Finish the day with a free ride on
Capturing Art with Heart.