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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
if you are going to go to this facility give yourself at least 3 hours. There is a great aquarium and rain forest exhibit and a planetarium. We also saw a good rock and gem exhibit. There is so much to see that I think...More
So much more than just a "science museum"! The aquarium exhibits were so cool, with all sorts of interesting fishes (including a lungfish). We saw a planetarium show - it's not your average planetarium experience, so check it out. Go up to the roof, enjoy...More
Very popular with the local schools there are loads of kids, but even on my own I loved it. It seems quite expensive when entering but the amount you get to see is amazing. They have a rainforest, massive aquarium, fake desert animals and my...More
So many different experiences make this place one of the most interesting ones of SF. The dinossaur at the main door is just a small part of all you will see there. The planetarium is one of the best. Their staff is so friendly!
I visited this museum in the 90's and thought it was just ok. On a trip to SF this spring, my two teens really wanted to go. I saw the price and really hesitated. But after visiting, I can say "It's Worth It!" We all...More
This is a must see! They have everything in this great place. Every exhibit was awesome. They have a white alligator that is only 1 of 12 in the world! His name is Claude & apparently he is very famous! The rainforest had the most...More
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!