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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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A bit of everything here, and a great experience. Our first day in San Francisco and we spent all of it at this museum. The aquarium beats the other one down at the bay, by far. The exhibits give you a taste of a whole...More
We spent about 6+ hrs with a 10 yr old recently. There are plenty of things to see ( and touch), great photo opportunities and time to rest, while watching the beautiful and educational movies. We didn’t get a chance to use the ice skating...More
Although it is a fun an a very interesting place for science! Philosophy and acts do not match!
It teaches you the importance of nature and natural and animal resources, and at the same time it tells you you reduce meat consumption to preserve nature,...More
We visited on a whim to see what it was like - definitely a good choice! So much to see and do. The rain forest is breath taking to walk around, everywhere you turn your head there’s something new to see.
We were on a...More
The setting for this museum is quite lovely. The section on early hominids and the rain forest were our favourites. The aquarium is mostly underground. Because of this, the excited shouts of schoolchildren reverberated throughout this part of the building. Lots to see. We were...More
The Color of Life exhibit has live Gouldian Finches which come from Australia. What a treat to see these gorgeous little birds! The rain forest was nice, but could use more pictures/info along the walkway. After four hours we had not seen any of the...More
The cal Academy of Sciences is great combination of museum, aquarium and education center. There are lots of activities for kids and the displays will keep adults entertained too. It is located in Golden Gate Park so there are many other things to see and...More
We enjoyed the aquariums and the butterfly exhibit. Didn't make it to the planetarium as the line was so long. Pretty good restaurant for lunch, as museum food goes. We were on vacation, and taxied from our downtown hotel each way. $25.00 per ride. It...More
There is a short movie about the space, mostly people fall asleep during the show. Other than that is, there is nothing about science, the whole place is about nature, animal world around the globe.
Very confusing name and exaggerated price!!!
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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!