How does the new Bay Bridge withstand earthquakes? How are scientists engineering bacteria to create biofuels? How are athletes able to recover faster than others from surgeries? How are we restoring the Bay to include healthy wetlands?

Explorer Days highlights the incredible science resources in the Bay Area by offering a series of tours, hikes and active explorations for Bay Area families. Come out for a unique, fun and educational glimpse into the scientific wonders of the Bay Area!

Community Creek Adventure with the Oakland Zoo

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree - Arroyo Viejo Creek Watershed

Public Tour at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Neuroscape Lab Tour

October 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree - UCSF Mission Bay Campus, Sandler Neurosciences Center

Citizen Science Bird Walk with the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory

October 26 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmFree - Charleston Slough

Cancer Cell Map Initiative Lab Tour

October 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree - UCSF, Genentech Hall Atrium

Explorer Day at the Estuary & Ocean Science Center in Tiburon

October 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree - Estuary & Ocean Science Center

UC Berkeley Electron Microscopy Lab Tour

October 29 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pmFree - Electron Microscopy Lab, 21 Barker Hall

Tour STROBE labs at UC Berkeley

October 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree - UC Berkeley, STROBE Imaging Labs

CRISPR in the lab

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pmFree - UCSF Genentech Hall – Room N114

Presidio Archaeology Lab Tour

October 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree - Presidio Officers’ Club

Evaluating Human Performance

October 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree - UCSF Human Performance Center

Gladstone Science Overcoming Disease

October 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree - Gladstone Institutes

Virtual Reality – Meet the Molecules of Life

October 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pmFree - UC San Francisco

Fun Science at SLAC Tour

November 1Free - SLAC

Public Tour at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pmFree - Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Tour a UC Berkeley Cell Biology Lab

November 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFree - Life Sciences Addition, UC Berkeley