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Mycological Society of San Francisco (MSSF)


Mycological Society of San Francisco (MSSF)

Promotes the study and enjoyment of wild mushrooms.


A nonprofit educational and scientific organization promoting the study and enjoyment of wild mushrooms as food, art, taxonomy and toxicology. Arranges field trips, October-March, and morel foray, April-May. Helps with wild mushroom identification and assists poison control specialists in emergencies. Coordinates annual mushroom exhibits at the Oakland Museum and the Randall Museum. Publishes a newsletter, a cookbook and toxicology booklets. Maintains a library at the meeting place. Meets the third Thursday of every month (except during the summer and December) at the Randall Junior Museum, 199 Museum Way, San Francisco, at 7 pm. Meetings are open to the public at 8pm. Mushrooms may be brought to the meetings for identification. Numerous books on mushrooms and mycology are available at meetings and other events.


199 Museum Way, San Francisco, CA 94114 37.7644209 -122.4382565 Other

Service Options

Accessibility Options:

  • Wheelchair



Dues are $30 per calendar year, $25 for seniors age 65 or over and full-time students. Cash and checks accepted.


Anyone interested in mushrooms / mycology



How to Apply:

Apply at Web site.

Service Areas:

  • Alameda County
  • Contra Costa County
  • Marin County
  • Northern California
  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Sonoma County