SF moves forward with plan for Academy of Sciences outdoor seating pavilion

Visitors to the California Academy of Sciences could soon have a new place to sit outdoors and grab a bite to eat — while staying sheltered from the fog and wind.

The City is taking steps in the next days to approve a new, permanent outdoor seating area for the western garden of the Academy of Sciences at Golden Gate Park.

Currently there is an outdoor seating area with a grab-and-go cafe that is housed in a tent structure. But, according to city documents, the tent does not fit in with the architectural structure of the academy, and it also obstructs a sculpture by artist Maya Lin, which is titled “Where the Land Meets the Sea.”

The academy has proposed building a new glass-and-steel structure on the southwest corner of the garden, next to where there is currently an aviary.

The new structure, which would cover about 1,450 square feet, would be able to open to air when weather permits, but it could also be enclosed to offer protection from the wind, rain or fog that can sweep into Golden Gate Park.

The project, which would not destroy any structures or extend beyond the academy’s existing footprint, already has been signed off on by several city agencies, including the Recreation and Park Department.

The Board of Supervisors will take up the issue at a committee hearing Monday, and it could also be voted on by the full board on Tuesday.

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