California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences offers visitors a chance to enjoy space science, marine science, and natural history, all in one location. This museum features almost 40,000 live animals, including many who life in the 4-story rainforest. General admission to the museum includes access to all of the features and exhibits, as well as penguin feedings, dive shows, and swamp talks. Major attractions include the Steinhart Aquarium, the Kimball Natural History Museum, the Morrison Planetarium, the Naturalist Center, the Hearst Forum, and the Raptors exhibit. Normally you would need to visit three or four different destinations to enjoy this much science, but here it is, all under one roof. There are also a number of dining and shopping options right on site. The Academy Café is a great place to enjoy a meal featuring foods from around the world, before or after a tour of the museum. The museum store features more than 2,000 items in stock so you can take home a piece of your favorite museum exhibit. Included in the selection are games, toys, books, DVD's, and clothing. Lab Jr. offers kids a chance to experience science and learning in a hands-on manner. The area features science experiments kids can take home and enjoy following their visit to the museum.

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