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  California
Oakland
Chabot Space & Science Center
10000 Skyline Boulevard
Oakland CA 94619
Phone 510 336-7300
Web Site www.chabotspace.org/
Description hands on science museum on 13 acre park overlooking San Francisco Bay
Type of Resource Science
Field of Study/Science Facility Planetarium

California
Ojai
Ojai Valley Whale Society
PO Box 282
Ojai CA 93024
Phone 818 569-5465
Web Site http://www.ojaivalleywhalesociety.org/Page1.htm
E-mail mailto:plunkett@ojaivalleywhalesociety.org
Description group is trying to exhume and place 25 million year old fossil whale skeleton
Type of Resource Science
Nature of Group or Site Association
Field of Study/Science Facility Paleontology

  CA
 
Pleasant Hill
 
Diablo Valley College Observatory
 
Diablo Valley College
 
321 Golf Club Road
 
Pleasant Hill  CA  94523    
  Phone   925 685-1230
 
Web Site  http://www.dvc.edu/catalog/02%5F03/i/intro7.htm
 
Description  located in Science Center
 
Type of Resource   Science
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Observatory
 
New or Updated:   1/14/2004

 
California
Red Bluff
Sacramento River Discovery Center
1000 Sale Lane
PO Box 1298
Red Bluff CA 96080
Phone 530 527-1196
Web Site http://www.srdc.tehama.k12.ca.us/
E-mail mailto:lgreen@tehama.k12.ca.us
Description 500 acre site with trail, demonstration agricultural site, interactive displays, in process of building permanent facility
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Ecology

California
Sacramento
Discovery Museum Challenger Center
3615 Auburn Blvd
Sacramento CA 95821
Phone 916 575-3941
Web Site www.thediscovery.org
Description branch has nature trail, Challenger learning center, planetarium
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Nature of Group or Site Government
Field of Study/Science Facility Space

 

  California
San Diego
Lapidary Journal - Web Site
7966 Arjons Drive #201
San Diego CA 92126
Phone 858 549-9102
Web Site www.lapidaryjournal.com
Description online version of journal has extensive US and worldwide list of museums (with URLs)
Type of Resource Science
Kind of Activity Link List
Research /Reading Magazine

California
San Diego
Reuben H Fleet Space Theater & Science Center
1875 El Prado
San Diego CA 92101
Phone 619 238-1233
Web Site www.rhfleet.org
Description in addition to shows, 60 interactive exhibits
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Building Type Theater
Kind of Activity IMAX
Field of Study/Science Facility Planetarium
Owner/Operator: San Diego Space & Science Foundation

 

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  California
San Diego
San Diego Aerospace Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza
San Diego CA  92020
Phone 619 258-1221
Web Site www.aerospacemuseum.org/
Description
Type of Resource
Science
Primary Focus
Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility
Space

Sea World San Diego
500 Sea World Drive
San Diego CA 92109
Phone
619 226-3915
Web Site
www.seaworld.org
Description
Type of Resource
Science
Primary Focus
Entertainment
Kind of Activity
Sea Life
Nature of Group or Site
Animals
Field of Study/Science Facility
Aquarium
 
  California
San Francisco
Academy of Sciences California
1 Maritime Plaza
San Francisco CA 94111
Phone 415 750-7145
Web Site www.calacademy.org/
Description multi-discipline science museum
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Field of Study/Science Facility Aquarium

  CA
 
San Francisco
 
Exploratorium
 
3601 Lyon Street
 
San Francisco  CA  94123  
 
Phone  415 561-0360
 
Alt Phone  415 563-7337
 
Web Site  www.exploratorium.edu/
 
Description  Science museum with over 650 exhibits, Tactile Dome, Imaging Station                         (new August 2003), Traits of Life, Seeing
 
Type of Resource  Science
 
Primary Focus  Science Museum
 
New or Updated:  08/18/2003

Stenhart Aquarium
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone
415 750-7247
Web Site www.calacademy.org/aquarium
Description
Type of Resource Science
Field of Study/Science Facility Aquarium
 
  California
San Jose
Tech Museum of Innovation
201 South Market Street
San Jose CA 95113
Phone 408 294-8324
Web Site www.thetech.org/
Description 240 interactive exhibits and hands on activities; robotics, National Media of Technology awards,
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
Kind of Activity IMAX
 

  CA

  San Jose

  Youth Science Institute Alum Rock Park

  16260 Alum Rock Avenue

  San Jose  CA    95127    

  Phone  408 256-4322

  Web Site http://www.ysi-ca.org/AlumRock/AlumRock001.html

  Description  live animal exhibits featuring birds of prey, bird collection, geology trail

  Type of Resource  Science

  Primary Focus  Natural History

  Nature of Group or Site  Nature Center

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Birds

  New or Updated:  2/24/2007

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  California
Santa Ana
Discovery Museum of Orange County
3101 West Harvard St
Santa Ana CA 92704
Phone 714 540-0404
Web Site www.discoverymuseumoc.org
Description history-oriented science center - use machines and technology from 1900
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum

California
Santa Ana
Discovery Science Center
2500 North Main St
Santa Ana CA 92705
Phone 714 542-2823
Web Site http://www.discoverycube.org
Description 120 hands-on exhibits including Virtual Volleyball, a 12-foot tall indoor Geyser, a 19-foot Wave Tank, a Laser Harp, a Bed of Nails and more (text courtesy of Discovery Science Center)
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Science Museum
New or Updated:  6/6/2003
 
  California
Saratoga
Youth Science Institute Sanborn Nature Center
16055 Sanborn Road
Saratoga CA 95070
Phone 408 867-6940
Web Site http://www.ysi-ca.org/Sanborn/SBHome.html
Description one of three YSI sites, Nature center is located in Sanborn Park - insects, live animals, garden
Type of Resource Science
Primary Focus Nature History
Nature of Group or Site Nature Center
Field of Study/Science Facility Insects
New or Updated: 06/08/2003
 
 

  CA

  Sausalito

  Bay Area Discovery Museum

  Address Fort Baker

  557 McReynolds Rd

  Sausalito  CA  94965    

  Phone  415 339-3900

  Web Site  www.badm.org/

  Description  Science museum for children from toddler to 10

  Type of Resource  Science

  Primary Focus  Children

  New or Updated:  9/4/2007

California
Vallejo
Six Flags Marine World
2001 Marine World Parkway
Vallejo CA 94589
Phone 707 644-4000
Web Site http://sixflags.com
Description
Type of Resource
Science
Primary Focus Entertainment
Kind of Activity Sea Life
Nature of Group or Site Animals
Field of Study/Science Facility Aquarium

 
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