[Nov 14, 2015] California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Tour (San Francisco, CA)

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By denzil on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:20 AM
  1. denzil

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    Information Posted on 10/24/2015

    Wahoo BAR is going to the Steinhart to do a Behind-the-Scenes Tour! We will be escorted below ground to see how the aquariums within the Steinhart Aquarium operate. You'll see how a professional aquarium maintains the tanks behind the front glass and how they uses large scale equipment to maintain their beautiful aquariums.

    Tour Information
    There will be two separate groups of 15 people each. One group will meet at 10:25AM and the other group will meet at 1:25PM. Meet at the Tyranosaurus Rex Skeleton in front. Each tour will last approximately 1 Hour. You will have to pay for your own general admission but the tour is free. Check out the rest of the CA Academy of Sciences after you're done.

    Your Tour Guide
    BAR we are so lucky! The tour will be led by Steinhart Aquarium Biologist, Matt Wandell, who was a speaker at MACNA 2015 in Washington DC this year. Matt is taking time out of his busy biologist schedule to give the club a tour of the facilities. You will get so much more information from Matt since the tours are normally led by volunteers/tour staff.

    This is a special opportunity that most people do not have access to so I really encourage you to ask him lots of questions! Like those Pygmy Seahorses he took care of. :)
    How To Sign Up
    Due to limited space we are limited to 30 people for this tour. Only Supporting Members can attend this tour which means no friends/family unless they are a supporting member. When November 9th comes, if there are open spots available, we can accommodate non club-members (familys, friends, lurkers) but you still have to choose a group and post in this thread.

    Matt will be leading two groups for this tour. One group will meet at 10:25AM and the other will meet at 1:25PM.

    Do not be late! We are leaving exactly at 10:30AM and exactly at 1:30AM.

    Post in this thread and let us know which group you want to be in.

    10:25AM Group (Meet at the T-Rex)
    1) @ChillyWilly
    2) @Nav
    3) @JKnox
    4) @Jay Lee
    5) @RobMcC
    6) @RobMcC Katherine
    7) @FangBlenny
    8) @DivingTheWorld
    10)@fixedpoint Daughter
    11) @jonmos75's Son.
    12) @fixedpoint Son

    1:25PM Group (Meet at the T-Rex)
    1) @naterock101
    3) @RussW
    4) @MolaMola
    6) @Rod Thompson
    8) @wpeterson's Wife
    9) @HiFidelity
    10) @HiFidelity's +1
    11) @biomimico
    12) @urabggr
    13) @urabggr gf

    Some of you RSVPd a long time ago but are not supporting members and we recently learned that the tour will be split so....I'm sorry your previous RSVPs are not helpful in setting this up.
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California Academy of Sciences Steinhart Tour
Start Date: Nov 14, 2015 12:30 PM
End Date: Nov 14, 2015 02:30 PM
Time Zone: America/Los_Angeles -08:00 PST

California Academy of Sciences Steinhart
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

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Discussion in 'Events & Announcements' started by denzil, Jan 26, 2015.

    1. jonmos75
      @Enderturtle sign up my wife @ChillyWilly & my son for the morning tour as of know and I will let you know if we change it to the later time slot sometime this week...thanks Jon
    2. Enderturtle
      Gotcha added him to the list.

      @Vhuang168 you mentioned you might be interested in bringing another person.

      We are now opening this up to non-club members. Claim your spots now.
    3. fixedpoint
      @Enderturtle Can you please add my son & daughter to the morning tour if there is still space?
    4. Geneva
      @FeliciaLynn took some great pictures at last year's tour and I think they are still posted.
    5. biomimico
      I would like to participate in the 1:25pm tour if there is still room. Thank you! David biomimico@gmail.com
    6. HiFidelity
      Sign me up please, myself +1 for 1:25PM :)
    7. Enderturtle
      Added David Biomimico
      Added Hifidelity and his +1

      Have fun guys! And ask Matt as many questions as possible. Bug him about those pygmy seahorses!

      Here's a video about the seahorses he worked with. He's in the video. Look for the really tall red-haired gentleman.

      Rich Ross, another Steinhart Aquarium Biologist is also in the video. We'll be meeting him in December for a special talk!
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    8. Vhuang168
      I'm going to have to back out. Scheduling conflict at work. Sorry. Really wanted to go!

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    9. urabggr
      Sign me up for the 1:25 group! I'll be bringing my girlfriend, if that's okay. She's a fellow reefer.
    10. Enderturtle
      Updated the list.

      Phew spots are filling up fast.

      Great thing about this is after or before the Tour, you can check out the rest of the California Academy of Sciences!

      Listening to the radio, I think the special exhibit they're doing right now is on Whales
    11. 2manyhobbies
      Question. Should we buy our tickets on line or wait till we get there. I remember early on after the renewed academy opened you had to wait for your time before you could get in. Is this still the same or has it slowed down to a reasonable pace?
    12. Geneva
      Last year, I bought my ticket online so didn't have to wait in line when I got there - much easier as you never know what the line will look like....
    13. RobMcC
      @Enderturtle Hi, can I put my friend Katharine down for the 10:25 tour too, please?
      Last edited: Nov 12, 2015
    14. Enderturtle
    15. denzil
      I hope everyone has fun!
    16. Jay Lee
      Jay Lee
      Just bought my ticket . . . see you guys there looking forward
    17. Enderturtle
      Have fun everyone!

      Please call me if you run into any issues with the event.

    18. wpeterson
      I'm sorry but we're not going to be able to make it. We've got a sick/cranky baby with a cold who gave it to both of us.
    19. JKnox
      What a great tour, Huge thanks to Matt for taking the time out of his day to give us the tour.
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    20. jonmos75
      Yes... The tour was awesome... Will post pictures later tonight

      Last edited: Nov 14, 2015
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