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Float through the roof of the Academy's building, zoom through the atmosphere, and gain an astronaut's view of Earth in this Planetarium feature na...
In ancient Rome, the god of fertility was honored in February, with ceremonial love lotteries and mock-floggings with a bloody goatskin. Even those...
Treat your senses to seismic overload in this exhibit that includes a walk-in Earth model illustrating plate tectonics, a recreation of a Victorian...
Take a look at the fastest fish and marine animals, including models of a sailfish, mako shark, yellowfin tuna, and Humboldt squid, plus a 45-foot-...
Watch as the Academy's flightless friends are offered their breakfast and lunch.
Best-selling gross-out science writer Mary Roach, whose popular nonfiction books Spook and Stiff covered ideas about the afterlife and the physical process of postmor-tem decay, has a new book out. In Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, the... More »
Does your sleeping life bore you? Are you less than satisfied with how weird your dreams are? You might get some much-needed inspiration if you attend the weekly NightLife event at the California Academy of Sciences. For this week's theme, "Reel... More »
If you haven't been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, tonight should be one of your New Year's resolutions. Featuring half price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting bites to eat, and live musi... More »
If you haven’t been to a Cal Academy NightLife event, make tonight’s one of your New Year’s resolutions. Featuring half-price admission, plentiful cocktails, interesting bites to eat, and live music, in addition to all the fascinating exhibitions... More »
With all the talk of climate change, unchecked nanotech, and over-fished oceans, it's kind of a shame that people forget about the old-school catastrophic scenarios -- volcanoes, man, plagues of thing... More »
If you're trying to show that hottie that you're a smartie, but you don't want to get too far from the nearest liquor bottle, try scheduling your first rendezvous at NightLife. Held every Thursday night from 6 to 10 at the Academy of Sciences, NightLife eliminates those pesky kids by excluding anyone under the age of 21. Better yet, admission is just $12 for nonmembers (compared to the regular price of $24.95). With a DJ spinning while you throw back a few mixed drinks, you can demonstrate... More »
There are so many awesome things about the Cal Academy of Sciences. The jaw-dropping building, with its grassy hillocks on the roof. The multistory rainforest display, which allows you to stroll from roots to treetop. The African penguins, fed twice a day to the delight of squealing tots. The all-digital planetarium, with a 75-foot projectionscreen that makes you feel like you're flying. But there is one not-so-good thing: the $24.95 adult general admission. Thankfully, the academy has... More »
The well-curated SFMOMA and the wondrous Exploratorium were stiff competition, but the choice for best museum in San Francisco goes to the underrated California Academy of Sciences -- actually three museums in one: the Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium, and Morrison Planetarium. Like MOMA's, the academy's creative and lucid exhibits can be visually stunning (for example, the current "Skulls" show, a room filled with thousands of skulls, from elephant to shrew; the vivid palettes of... More »
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