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That's Amazing: Local Places to Find Reading and Writing Inspiration

Last updated 3 years ago

Reading and writing are fun when you're excited about the topic! There's still time to give your kids summer experiences to spark their imaginations, inspire new reading interests, and make writing flow!

Check out these exciting events:

Stranded: Tropical Island Survival
May 8 - Oct 18 (10 AM to 4 PM – closed Mondays)
Golden Gate Park, Conservatory of Flowers, 100 John F. Kennedy Dr.

What would you do if you found yourself washed up on an uncharted island? The San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers exhibit Stranded! Tropical Island Survival gives you hands-on experience. "Stroll through a living jungle of life-saving plants," discover how to find food and water, build a shelter, and even learn how to climb a coconut tree!

Science Fiction / Science Future
May 23 - Sep. 7 (10 AM to 5 PM)
Lawrence Hall of Science, 1 Centennial Drive, Berkeley

"If you thought invisibility and mind control were only in the movies — think again. In Science Fiction, Science Future you can move objects with your mind and turn yourself invisible right before your eyes." Whether you're already a science fiction fan or curious about things unknown, this exhibit will spark your imagination.

Every day (10 AM to 5 PM)
Pier 15 (Embarcadero @ Green St.), San Francisco

Have you been to the Exploratorium lately? This unique museum is "an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity."

Have a live chat with scientists on board the Exploration Vessel Nautilus exploring the ocean floor off the California and Canadian coasts, listen to "sonically cool videos," and have a "sensational" time.

We hope you're finding lots of writing inspiration this summer. Next time you visit The Literacy and Language Center, let us know where your imagination has taken you!

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