The Bay Area and Beyond

Forces That Shape the Bay

Outdoor Science Park

Forces that Shape the Bay exploration by a family
Earthquakes, erosion, wind, and weather. Experience the geologic forces that shaped—and continue to reshape—our home, and enjoy a panoramic view of the entire bay.

Explore Forces That Shape the Bay:

  • Set erosion in motion at our hands-on erosion tables.
  • Scope out the Bay with our powerful telescopes.
  • Control the water flow from the simulated Sierra Nevada.
  • See how the San Francisco Bay has developed in 10,000 years.
  • Look closer at all kinds of rock with our exhibit rock guide.
  • Explore our native plant collection.

Forces That Shape the Bay was made possible with support from the National Science Foundation and a generous gift from the UC Berkeley Class of 1948.