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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 combination of aquarium / planetarium / rain forest / museum that is huge, but still got crowded (we passed on the 1 hr wait for the rain forest). It really is a family oriented place - expect ‘stroller gridlock’ as you try to maneuver...More
It is a very cool place, with a lot of things to see. The price is not cheap, mainly considering a whole family but definitely worth it. The planetarium and the forest dome are the biggest attraction but kids with enjoy looking around. The food...More
Visited with an 8 year old and college student and we all enjoyed.
At the time there was an ice skating rink and snowman installation.
Get your ticket to see the “galaxy” early to reserve your spot.
Earthquake simulation felt really real and the butterflies...More
Having never been here before, I wasn't sure what to expect. We came with our 3 small kids (oldest was 8) and we all found something to enjoy in here. I recommend getting tickets ahead of time or arriving before it opens if you can...More
We had a really great time. For the price you get 3 attractions to do. We sadly missed on the planetarium as we didn't realise you had get timed tickets? I'm not sure. By the time we'd done the aquarium and rainforest it was quite...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!