Explore a coral reef, the Amazon and outer space—all in one day. Only at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
Just go. It rocks. Could spend hours there. Hours. Probably even days.
Go to Thursday Nightlife
Hung out with the butterflies in the rain forest--so cool. It is warm in there, so dress in layers.
check out the living roof...really cool, I want my next home with a roof like that ;)
Thursday Nights Nightlife at the Academy of Sciences. Bars open and 21+.
The Planetarium! Go early on a weekday. Don't go on a school holiday. When you arrive, go directly to the Planetarium and get your pass for the show.
Visit the living rooftop for an incredible view of the area.
Gaze at the Foucault Pendulum until it knocks over a pin.
The LEED Platinum-certified CAS is considered the greenest museum in the world for its mix of solar panels, radiant floor heating, recycled denim insulation & one of the coolest green roofs we've seen
Definitely check out the Rainforest and Planetarium. The Extreme Mammal exhibit is awesome, too. In the Africa exhibit pay attention to the background of the zebras. You'll get a neat surprise!
be sure to see the platypus exhibit. They are so fun to watch and they are truly more than just one of God's jokes when it comes to nature.
Go to the California Academy of Sciences and first check out the gigantic indoor greenhouse. Next visit the aquariums in the basement. Finally get some great snacks in the cafeteria.
Try and go on a weekday (totally pro if you or a friend are a member) and visit the rainforest exhibit.
Nightlife. Get there early or with a member so you can get a ticket to the planatarium. They disappear quickly. Amazing! And then grab a drink and walk around the aquarium.
Definitely check out the planetarium. It's not at all like the ones you went to as a kid.
find the vertical circular window on the aquarium, stand in the middle of it with your arms and legs stretched out in a SKA dancing pose, and have a friend take your photograph.
Nightlife! Every Thursday night: DJs, geeky lectures, and drinks... oh my! Where else can you get drunk and learn at the same time? ($10)
It's all about the leafy seadragons (seahorses that look like plants)... And peguins!!
Thursday nights. no kids. drinks
Entry is $25, but if you buy a $100 membership, you get entry-for-two for a year, so if you go twice in twelve months (and you can't take it all in in one day), you're even!
Check out the planetarium
Nightlife - so much better than the daytime
Don't miss the aquarium, natural history museum and planetarium! There is even an indoor rain forest and make sure to go all the way to the top to see the cool green roof.
One of my place in the city... love the planetarium and love the aquarium...
The anti-deYoung, it is much easier to visit the California Academy of Sciences. The Rainforest exhibit and planetarium were the most impressive of the lot.
Go for an annual membership for only $99. You can bring a goes in with you for free. The $99 is tax deductible.
Nightlife is so much fun when you are with all your friends, you get to dance meet people and have a cocktail or two :)
Looked at a sleeping turtle
Nightlife at Calif. Academy of Sciences on Thursday nights (adults only / bars / djs).
Check out the Children's Eel Garden next to the Philippine coral reef!
Definitely don't miss the planetarium, the best show there.
The third Thursday of every month is a realtime tour of the universe in the planetarium at Nightlife.
Hit up the Thursday nightlife.
Find the children's eel garden during Nightlife for a secret DJ.
You must visit the Morrison Planetarium while you're here, not optional!