Jun 13, 2011

Weekend Things To Do: California Academy of Sciences

I am on a short trip to the US, and since I am not very sure about how long I will be here and the weather is a little more tolerable now, I am trying to get out a bit on the weekends.  Last weekend, I went to the Calacademy at the Golden Gate Park.  I had missed this on my previous trips, and I wanted to go there ever since I read about it on Karen's blog.  Am sharing some of the pictures here.

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Calacademy with the surrounding garden.  The roof on the building is a living roof with grass and some short flowering plants.  Those grassy hills with glass rounds/skylights on them are a part of the roof.
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calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
Rainforest dome - enclosed to maintain high humidity and temperature.  My camera got fogged out in here!  Full of butterflies and tropical plants.  The glass ceiling on top is the dome seen in the first picture.
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calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
Reptile corner - 
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Living roof on the Calacademy terrace.
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The African pavilion had a whole lot of stuffed animals and some penguins.
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
calacademy california academy sciences museum golden gate park things to do san francisco
That's me - tired and ready to sleep :D
California Academy of Sciences:  55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Info on the various exhibits, directions, and ticket pricing here.

If you are using public transport, remember to keep the tickets safe as proof if you want the $3 discount that it could get you :D