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Join The Earth Day 2017 Nature Park Cleanup

April 10, 2017 On April 22, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo and Gainesville Greenway Challenge are joining up to restore natural habitats in Gainesville! We invite you to celebrate Earth Day with us at a local nature park by removing invasive non-native plant species. Together we can […]

“African Drums under the Stars” returns to the SF Planetarium April 15, 2017

“African Drums under the Stars” returns to the SF Planetarium April 15, 2017

On Saturday night, April 15, 2017 the Santa Fe College Drummers, under the leadership of Professor Leon Larson (“Baba Leon”), will be guiding us through the language of the drum as they perform at Santa Fe College’s Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. The performance will take place at 7 p.m. that evening.  This unique experience is inspired by the rhythms of […]

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

Celebrate Earth Day with SF at Party for the Planet April 1-2, 2017 at the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo

March 15, 2017 Zoos all over the country are honoring Earth Day by hosting the annual Party for the Planet. The Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is celebrating April 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and you are all invited! This year, we are putting a spotlight on unique ecosystems from around the […]

March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular at the Planetarium

March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular at the Planetarium

They’re baaack!  The lasers, that is!  The planetarium has the Prismatic Magic laser projection system temporarily installed again for a repeat of the extremely popular “LaserFest” celebration held in September 2016.  This time, the laser system will be here for two weeks!  The “March Madness: Spring Laser Spectacular” is a 10-day laser festival where there will be educational and musical […]

Seahorse Key Open House This Saturday

Seahorse Key Open House This Saturday

Get in touch with science, history at Seahorse Key open house Visitors of all ages will get up close and personal with local history and wildlife at the next Seahorse Key open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25. The laboratory is managed by UF/IFAS, with contributions from UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, […]

Become a Citizen Scientist!

Become a Citizen Scientist!

FrogWatch USA is a citizen science program of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) that offers individuals an opportunity to learn about the wetlands in their community, to identify local frog and toad calls and to report data. Join us for training courses if you’re interested in supporting local amphibians and have the ability […]

Planetarium Hosts Jonn Serrie Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8

Planetarium Hosts Jonn Serrie Christmas Concert at 8 p.m. Thursday Dec. 8

Join us at 8 p.m. , Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College for “Upon a Midnight Clear”, a concert “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic music of world-renowned composer and artist Jonn Serrie. “Upon a Midnight Clear” combines the lush, romantic and ethereal sound of Jonn Serrie […]

Serrie Christmas Concert Returns to the Planetarium

Serrie Christmas Concert Returns to the Planetarium

Join us at 8 p.m. , Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium at Santa Fe College for “Upon a Midnight Clear”, a concert “under the stars” featuring songs of the holiday season with the live electronic music of world-renowned composer and artist Jonn Serrie. “Upon a Midnight Clear” combines the lush, romantic and ethereal […]

Still Celebrating Halloween With Pictures!

Still Celebrating Halloween With Pictures!

We sill have great pictures rolling in from this year’s Halloween celebrations at SF College. Here’s one from our own Star Trek crew at the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium right here on the SF College Northwest Campus!   Background Information on the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium: Located on the Northwest Campus of Santa Fe College, […]

“Starry Night 2016” at the Florida Museum of Natural History TONIGHT!

“Starry Night 2016” at the Florida Museum of Natural History TONIGHT!

Looking for something unique and interesting to do tonight!  Well do we have an event for you! On Friday, Nov. 4 from 6-10 p.m., a partnership of Santa Fe College Astronomy, University of Florida Astronomy, the Florida Museum of Natural History, the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, and the Alachua Astronomy Club, Inc. will present Starry Night 2016.   […]

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