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The world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast. Fly to Mars (and beyond the Milky Way...more
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Plan to do a lot of walking. Went on a Sunday which was very crowded. You have to park on one of the streets surrounding the building. Wish we had more time to spend there. I think a mid week visit would be less stressful.
I never allow enough time for our visit. 2x now we couldnt stay longer to catch the planetarium showing at like 3:30. I just can’t get my family out of the aquarium. One of the really unique things about this aquarium as opposed to the...More
I have been to quite a few science museums and this is my hands down favorite! Excellent food at the cafe with clearly labelled gluten free options. Prices were very reasonable. I would highly recommend visiting and giving yourself plenty of time to see everything.
How I wished we'd arrived earlier, I hadn't realised just how much there was to see and should of got there when it opened, it was a Saturday so busy with families, if you can it's probably better on a weekday, but still so much...More
We arrived at the BIg Bus that left us at the door of the museum, tickets can be obtained at the self-service kiosks electronically at that moment. The place is huge, with much to see as the Rain Forest, the Planetarium, the history of the...More
Since we had this place recommended we wanted to see it but didn't realise it was so expensive and you even had to pay a bored young woman to check your coat.
We enjoyed the aquarium and loved the rainforest with the butterflies and birds....More
The floor plan is split into areas. Underneath is the aquarium but the main floor has the planetarium to the left that has shows at set times. To the right is the tropical sphere. It's very humid in here being a tropical climate. All very...More
We hadn’t taken our kids since they were little. We went while our kids were home from college. It was a great family event as adults. We loved the fish and butterflies especially. Many other cool things: sound and color, whales, albino reptiles. There was...More
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We were there on a very busy day in August. I agree with Mark37Chicago that this place handles the crowds well. As he said, get there early and get your planetarium tickets as soon as you can. There will be line-ups... More
We were there on a very busy day in August. I agree with Mark37Chicago that this place handles the crowds well. As he said, get there early and get your planetarium tickets as soon as you can. There will be line-ups (especially for the planetarium). so plan to have something for kids to do during that time.
One part that doesn't work well with crowds is the cafeteria. We found lineups super slow and hard to find a place to sit. Please the food was very pricey (although pretty good). Bring your own lunch to save lots of money, time and frustration!