The Aquarium was a lot of fun!
The Steinhart Aquarium is home to approximately 40,000 animals – from the brightly colored fish from the coral reef of the Phillipines, to the creatures from California’s coastal eco-system. We got to get up close and personal with the sea creatures in the Discovery Tidepool, too.
Skulls, skulls and more skulls!
We were lucky enough to get to see the new and temporary exhibit all about skulls – 640 of them! As well as the hundreds of skulls to look at, there were interactive activities to do, a chance to learn about human origins and a freaky display of flesh-eating beetles!
The Living Roof
We loved going to the very top of the Academy and checking out the Living Roof, which they say has around 1.7 million plants growing on it, captures storm water and insulates the building!
Of course, we took time to say hi to Claude!
The deYoung Museum
We finished off our day with a visit to the very top of the deYoung Museum, which gave us a terrific view of the Academy of Sciences!
A big thank you to Jessica Wirth and Jessica Turner for providing the fantastic photos!