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Each year, SCICON holds an open house for sixth-grade students and their families. The open house, held from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., is a time when families can come tour SCICON and enjoy the beauty of the SCICON campus. Staff is on hand to lead tours and answer questions. All facilities are open including the SCICON museum of natural history. Families are welcome to bring a picnic lunch. The open house date for this year is listed below. If you have additional questions, please e-mail Dianne Shew at dshew@tcoe.org or call the SCICON office at (559) 539-2642.

Sunday, January 17, 2021; 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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SCICON Barbecue & Wildflower Festival - CANCELLED

Sunday, April 18, 2021

SCICON Barbecue and Wildflower Festival On Sunday, April 18, from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., the Friends of SCICON will be hosting the 61st Annual SCICON Barbecue and Wildflower Festival. All students, families and the general public are invited to SCICON for this beautiful event. The wildflowers will be at their peak with hundreds of them in bloom. The SCICON staff will be on hand to lead wildflower hikes, bird watching hikes, and nature hikes. The museum, planetarium, observatory and Tree Nursery will be open all day. Natural resource agencies will staff many different displays. Musical groups from local schools will provide live entertainment. A delicious meal is provided by the Friends of SCICON with a traditional deep pit barbecue. There is no charge to attend for the day. Meal prices are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (60 & over) and $5 for children (12 years and under.) For more information, please call the SCICON office at (559) 539-2642.

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Tulare County Office of Education
P.O. Box 339, Springville, CA 93265

Dianne Shew, Administrator
(559) 539-2642 • fax: (559) 539-2643

Tim A. Hire, County Superintendent of Schools
Tulare County Office of Education
All mail to: P.O. Box 5091, Visalia, CA 93278-5091
Physical address: 6200 S. Mooney Blvd., Visalia, CA 93277
phone: (559) 733-6300 • fax: (559) 627-5219

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