Paxton Gate

San Francisco, California

Paxton Gate has always felt like the Mission’s own natural science museum: wall-mounted taxidermy, spooky animal skulls, fossils. The store also holds terrarium classes. Sixty bucks gets you two hours with a plant pro plus all you’ll need to make your own botany bubble. Using forceps, students pluck tiny succulents from pots and carefully nestle them into 6-inch glass globes, which you can take home and hang over your kitchen window. Register soon—classes are capped at 12, and they fill up months in advance.

Last Reviewed
May 2015


824 Valencia St
San Francisco, CA