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Visit California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco Step into a world of wonder and discovery with hands-on exploration at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. This unique, family friendly museum and science center is home to fun attractions, including an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and an indoor rain forest that are all designed to engage all ages. The academy’s exhibits include more than 40,000 animals like leafy sea dragons, giant octopus, Borneo fruit bats, albino alligators, and African penguins. See the stunning Foucault Pendulum and impressive T-Rex and Blue Whale skeletons at the Kimball Natural History Museum. Discover more about our planet and outer space with two exciting digital shows at the Morrison Planetarium. Explore the 4-story living rain forest where you’ll hear and see live animals like tree frogs, birds, chameleons, and butterflies. Get even more out of your trip by downloading the free Academy Insider app for self-guided tours, exhibit information, list of daily programs, museum maps, and interactive games. If you are looking for something a bit more grown-up, visit the museum on Thursday nights from 6-10pm for Nightlife, where you can enjoy music, cocktails and more!

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