California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
The California Academy of Sciences is a perfect place for children and adults interested in the natural sciences. There is an aquarium, many exhibits with live animals and the best thing is the rainforest. This rainforest is a two-story open air space with birds, butterflies and plants. It continues in a bottom level with Amazon fish. Many of these fish are enormous. There is a slightly scary exhibit of bugs, as well. There is a huge play area for children, a nice collection of rocks and minerals and things I didn’t have time to see.
One very interesting feature is their living roof. It looks like rolling hills with native plants. It also offers a nice view of that end of Golden Gate Park.
I had lunch at the Terrace restaurant. My meal with excellent with huge portions. There is also a cafeteria.Butterflies in the Amazon rainforest
This orchid mantis model was larger than a person
The mascot is an albino alligator
A grilled chicken sandwich, potato salad and pumpkin bread pudding
The living roof