Soirées & Lectures

Humpback Soirée Cancelled

For the health and safety of our guests, volunteers, and employees, and as a precautionary measure to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Humpback Soirée is cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

We understand this is an inconvenience, and we apologize. Our top priority is the health of our guests who come to learn about the National Marine Sanctuary wildlife, as well as the staff and volunteers who support our programs.

Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary & Bay Model Visitor Center Present:


Saturday, April 4, 2020
7-9:30 pm at the San Francisco Zoo
2945 Sloat Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94132

two humpback whales

Reception 7-8 pm

  • Cool science activities
  • Virtual reality
  • Printmaking
  • No host bar
  • Music

Talk 8pm
Humpback Whale Songs and the Search for Alien Intelligence

The study of animal communication challenges our ideas of intelligence and informs our search for life in the universe. Among the most fascinating of vocalizations are the songs and sounds of humpback whales. Laurance Doyle, Ph.D, Research Scientist, with SETI Institute will share his work studying humpbacks to uncover the communications that exist throughout Planet Earth – and beyond at the 8 pm lecture.

Tickets $20
Buy your tickets now! For questions, contact: Space is limited. Public transit or ridesharing encouraged.

Three arial images of humpback whales