California Academy of Sciences is one of the largest science museums in the world and its the only place in the world that house a planetarium, aquarium and natural history museum all in one.
The most special thing about California Academy of Sciences is that all the animals and the marine life living here is free to move, especially in the rainforest dome and the aquarium. The Museum is based in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, is a perfect stop if you are looking to find a good spot to take pictures of the bridge, try Battery Spencer but in the evening, I suggest as the sun will be positioned behind you making your shot breathtaking. So you could visit California Academy of Sciences first and make your way to the Battery Spencer later.
We started our visit with a tour of the rainforest dome where you are able to see birds flying freely as well as butterflies. Rare plants and you can also experience the feeling of being in the rain forest. I mean you can see what the humidity did to my hair but it was absolutely worth it. It such a lovely feeling to be surrounded by butterflies, birds and all different kinds of fish and you can just lose yourself looking at these beautiful creatures we share our planet with.
California Academy of Sciences tickets are available at the door, however, I recommend you get yourself a City Pass booklet which will save you quite a bit of money in a long run. You can get it HERE and it will take you places that you didn’t plan essentially when visiting San Francisco. The places we went to including the California Academy of Sciences and the Boat Tour were absolutely amazing.
If you are lucky enough to find yourself in San Francisco on a Sunday in December, they offer a free admission every quarter and more information can be found HERE.
We really enjoyed our visit and I think it’s definitely worth it, especially if you like animals. The marine and plant life is such a big part of San Francisco’s culture so you may as well explore it.
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