The California Academy of Sciences
- Exploring, explaining and protecting the natural world. Since 1853.
Nearly 10 years and $500 million dollars in the making, it's finally here. The new Academy is a masterpiece in sustainable architecture, blends seamlessly into the park's natural setting, and is filled with hundreds of innovative exhibits and thousands of extraordinary plants and animals.
1. Rainforests of the World
2. Morrison Planetarium
3. Steinhart Aquarium
4. Kimball Natural History Museum
See Academy Floor Plan"The new California Academy of Sciences building, in San Francisco, has been called the greenest museum in the world because of its undulating, 2.5 acre vegetated roof, its emphasis of environmental sustainability, and its energy saving technologies. The innovative structure combines a natural history museum, an aquarium, a planetarium, and scientific research operations within one facility."
---- by Robert L. Reid