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Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids

766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
(415) 252-9990 https://paxtongate.com/

February 2020

Paxton Gate: King Swallowtail Spreading Workshop

February 22 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Royalty among the butterflies? The Papilio Thoas, also known as the King Swallowtail, is as regal as the name suggests. With a wingspan reaching up to 14 cm, this monarch of the sky glides through the flowers with ease. Ruling over the southernmost United States, Mexico, Central America and South America (as far south as Argentina and Uruguay), the Papilio Thoas is an ambitious sovereign with a vast kingdom. Join us as we hold court with the king and take…

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Paxton Gate: Atlas Beetle Spreading Workshop

February 23 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Proportionally one of the strongest creatures on the planet, the hulking Atlas Beetle is smashing its way to Paxton Gate. These horned beetles can lift 850 times their own body weight which would be the equivalent of a human picking up a delivery truck. Not only are they super "swoll", they are natural born fighters. Their reputation for being fierce combatants is exemplified in their battles for mating rights. Males will often compete for the right to mate with a…

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Paxton Gate: DIY Taxidermy Mouse Workshop

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Looking to ease in to the art of taxidermy along with major cute-factor? Our brand new taxidermy mouse class is jammed packed full of "aww" and led by our master taxidermist. Small mammals are often the best specimens for learning with, and being instructed by a master with decades of experience doesn't hurt either. In this comprehensive one day class, You'll learn techniques from skinning to sculpting forms and adding the oh so important finishing touches. By the end of…

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March 2020

Paxton Gate: DIY Taxidermy Jackalope Workshop

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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The Romans used them as guard dogs to their most sacred temples, Nicolas Cage is said to be related to one and some scientist even point the blame at them for the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event. A horned demigod stalking the forests of the world or the precursor to a new cataclysm? You be the judge as we explore the fascinating and very real world of the Jackalope. Join us as our master taxidermist, with over 26 years of experience, teaches…

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Paxton Gate: Atlas Moth Spreading Workshop

March 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Being one of the largest moths in the world, the Atlas Moth lives up to its titanic name in a big way. Burdened with holding the heavens on his back for all of eternity, the greek titan Atlas was condemned by the gods to carry out this monumental task. While we are pretty sure the Atlas Moth wasn’t cursed by ancient Greek deities, it does remind us of the gargantuan size of its namesake. With a wingspan measuring up to…

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Paxton Gate: Ornithoptera Priamus Spreading Workshop

March 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Sporting a huge wingspan of six inches, the Ornithoptera Priamus is a magnificent specimen and truly a sight to behold. Also known as the common green birdwing, Cape York birdwing, Praim’s birdwing, or Northern birdwing, these butterflies seems to have more nicknames than P-Diddy. The Ornithoptera Priamus is found in the Moluccas, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, and North-East Australia. While the males are a bright green color with black undertones, the females are a beautiful shade of…

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Paxton Gate: DIY Taxidermy Rooster Workshop

March 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Paxton Gate’s Curiosities for Kids, 766 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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Our taxidermy rooster workshop is the ultimate Paxton Gate experience! Learn the art of taxidermy from our master taxidermist with over 30 years of experience in creating and teaching. We will lead you step-by-step through the process and by the end of the day, you'll have your very own taxidermy rooster that you created! This workshop is perfect for those who want to jump into the deep end first or for those who want to hone their taxidermy skills. No…

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