So says Sarah…

California Academy of the Sciences (and a toddler)

Posted in About Life, Life with Child by Sarah Lipoff on 06/19/2012

Yesterday we all had the day off and decided to (finally) take advantage of a few free passes the husband had won for admission at the California Academy of the Sciences in San Francisco (before they expired at the end of the month). Located next to the de Young Museum, and the Japanese Tea Garden, as well as paths and paths in Golden Gate Park, this is a total destination spot for San Francisco visitors – and even those of us that live in the Bay Area. There is no way to explain this place. With aquariums galore (one you even walk under), crazy realistic stuffed animals, real penguins, baby ostriches running about, amazingly good food, a complete faux rainforest with three levels, a planetarium, special exhibits, interactive activities for the kids, museum shops, and upper natural living roof observational level, you can’t go wrong. I’ll be honest – admission isn’t cheep. But, if you’ve got a toddler like we do (kids 3 and under are free), it’s not that bad. And there’s enough stuff for the tots to keep them entertained and engaged. We did everything twice – and being there on a weekday meant less crowds. Kids under 6 aren’t allowed in the planetarium, which gives us something to look forward to in the future. My husband did an awesome job taking pictures while I chased after the tot…

Want more info? Here’s the California Academy of Sciences website.

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