Bay Area & Beyond

two children examine wildlflowers with hand lenses

The Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab

From the native vegetation to a range of guided and self-driven experiences, the Robert and Elizabeth Karplus Outdoor Nature Lab provides a unique space where all visitors will make close observations of, and deepen their connection with, the natural environment.

Five children digging in sand in the Forces that Shape the Bay exhibit

Forces That Shape the Bay

Step into our interactive, outdoor science park to learn how water erosion, earthquakes, weather, and other geologic forces have worked together to create the Bay Area landscape.