Experience botanical bliss as Pier 39 comes alive with the vibrant colors of more than 39,000 blooming tulips and seasonal garden favorites during the annual Tulipmania flower festival.
Tulipmania 2020 February 8-17, 2020
– Daily guided tours at 10 am
Pier 39, San Francisco
Enjoy the flowers’ beauty and learn helpful gardening tips by taking free guided tours led by PIER 39’s landscaping experts.
Tours will begin in the Entrance Plaza each morning at 10 am. At the conclusion of each tour, participants will be treated to a free bag of six (6) mini donuts and one (1) small cup of coffee from Trish’s Mini Donuts.
Self-guided tours can also be taken any time during Tulipmania. The tulips typically begin blooming in early February and will last through mid-March (weather dependent).
Celebrate Valentine’s Day Academy-style as resident penguins are gifted heart-shaped tokens of affection during their daily feedings on three special days. African penguins normally make nests by burrowing and collecting any available material to line their nests—today, that includes felt valentines. They are collected mostly by male birds, then offered to the females or placed in nests to encourage breeding. As novel items, the hearts help reinforce the penguins couples’ bonds.
When: Feb. 12-14 at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Where: California Academy of Sciences Cost: Included with admission Online: redtri.com
Ferry Building near Pier 14, San Francisco | 11:30 pm
Celebratory fireworks will launch from barges located 1,000 feet out in the Bay near Pier 14 (at Mission Street and the Embarcadero). Prime viewing spots will be south of the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero between Mission and Folsom Street or up high on one of the hills or upper Market Street.