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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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Literally most of my adventures in San Francisco weren't planned I didn't know about this place, I either saw a flag on a pole or when I google mapped Golden Gate Park. The line for the tickets went fast, and it was great to learn...More
I expected more from this museum. I went on a Thursday evening during their weekly nighttime event, and was glad I didn’t pay full price. Although the exhibits were interesting, it was smaller than I thought and we got through it all rather quickly.
Absolutely excellent layout and design of a multifaceted attraction. From the huge planetarium theater shows to the three-floor rain forest and aquarium to the world history and natural science hands-on museum...my 19 and 22 year old loved this place! We spent about 4 hours including...More
Had the pleasure of attending an evening reception here. With tropical rainforests as the backdrop to a pop-up Street food experience. Exhibition was great, food and cocktails were great and the volunteers who share their passion for everything from butterflies to lizards were contagious in...More
The Academy is simply a first-class Natural History Museum. The undisputed highlight is the Rainforest Exhibit, where you immerse yourself in a living tropical ecosystem enclosed in a giant glass sphere, enjoying trees, flowers, birds, and especially the wide array of butterflies, which you can...More
Visited here whilst on holiday from the uk.
Walked from the far end of Lombard, took around 1 hour. Ticket prices reasonable, grounds around the museum are really well presented. .spent around 2 hours walking around looking at all the exhibits, all very well laid...More
We took our three children and we all had a fantastic time. Kids learnt lots and took a real interest in all the exhibitions - they were really well laid out. Went as past of city pass and well worth it.
Response from ER2013family | Reviewed this property |
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!
Response from Alexander S | Reviewed this property |
you are right that both California Academy of Science in SFO and the Field Museum in Chicago are unique. But they are unique in their own way. I would recommend visiting both of them, as you might discover lots... More
you are right that both California Academy of Science in SFO and the Field Museum in Chicago are unique. But they are unique in their own way. I would recommend visiting both of them, as you might discover lots of interesting things (especially if you traveling with kids and family). Finally, California Academy of Science has fabulous scientific organizational structure and for sure deserve a journey. Hope it helps. Have a nice trip!