The California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park is actually a large museum of natural history and an educational centre. Academy's Planetarium features the largest digital planetarium dome in the world for stars observation. The Aquarium includes several exhibits, among them penguin rookery and a true swamp with its habitats. The Museum is especially proud to present its dome with artificial climate, wich is a home for tropical animals, birds, reptiles and butterflies.
Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco
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Interesting, but expensive
Sancho_Hobo_Horse , Preston, UK, 2015-03-29
We had a few hours in the academy, and enjoyed the rainforest, the fish, the penguins and the planetarium. Disappointed the planetarium show wasn't actually about space, however it was good and the... read full review
An amazing place suitable for children and adults a like
Mograbi , Tarshiha, 2015-03-29
I went with a friend (as I was on a business trip). The experience was amazing. I think that for the perfect experience you should spend the entire day with the family. Lunch is served at noon. Don't... read full review
Russ A , Los Angeles, California, 2015-03-28
Great place to visit, very intersting, lots of things to also visit close by. Our kids loved it however the exploratorium is better! read full review
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  • ScottySauce, 16-08-2011

    be sure to see the platypus exhibit. They are so fun to watch and they are truly more than just one of God's jokes when it comes to nature.

  • AskMen, 05-05-2011

    An aquarium, zoo and science center all rolled into one; try one of the adult sleepovers (with an on-site bar) to get in touch with your wild side.

  • ecomagination, 20-04-2011

    The LEED Platinum-certified CAS is considered the greenest museum in the world for its mix of solar panels, radiant floor heating, recycled denim insulation & one of the coolest green roofs we've seen

  • AskMen, 15-04-2011

    Hit up the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday nights. They always have great live music, creative cocktails and there is always a diverse, hip crowd hanging out and enjoying the scenery.

  • NASA, 08-12-2010

    The only place on Earth with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof! The Morrison Planetarium is the largest all-digital dome in the world.

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