Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Academy of Science in San Francisco

During a little trip to the city, we decided to check out The Academy of Science in San Francisco.  It's a beautiful museum in Golden Gate Park - and we had never been.

Inside, there is an incredible rainforest with birds and butterflies flying freely, massive aquariums, and a 40 minute presentation about earth, the solar system and the universe.  It was really neat and we learned a lot and had fun!  Their cafe inside is delicious, too!
The outside
The rainforest
One of the aquariums
"Claude" the albino alligator at the museum - very rare!  Doesn't he look fake!
Sabrina & I in the aquarium - so many beautiful and colorful fish
The living roof

I definitely recommend it if you are taking a trip to the city.  It's a little pricey ($30 per person) but we spent more than a few hours in there and it really is a neat place!
Have you been?

10 comments:

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Wow! How have I never known about this? I'll have to go there the next time I'm in the city. Great photos!

mommyspice said...

They have a museum at night thing they do where they serve drinks. I think it's adults only :)

Rebecca said...

the living roof is so cool!

CMae said...

What is the living roof? looks cool!

Lauren said...

This is so neat! If I ever take a vacation there I'd love to visit it! It sounds so neat, and I love taking trips where I learn things!

And you're right, the alligator does look fake!

Lauren

http://www.laurensweetnothings.blogspot.com/

Ana said...

Can you believe I've never been there? Such a shame! Gotta change that soon :)

Bobbi said...

I've never been there but I'm definitely going to go there on my next trip to SF! It looks incredible!

Nicole Marie said...

isn't it the coolest palce ever!! i sit at watch the fish for so long!! it's amazing!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Looks like an amazing place to spend an afternoon!! :)

Adrienne Gomer said...

We've taken Belle a couple of times, it's amazing! Especially for kids. It is pricey, but I think it's free the first Wednesday of every month.