I chose this place from one of the options on the city pass. The butterflies alone is worth a visit. There huge and fly all over the place. The only thing I didn't like was the promotion of evolution.
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We just went recently to check this out for the Thursday night 'Night Life' where they sell alcohol and food (for adults), have a DJ as well as have all the attractions open. This is a phenomenal museum and well worth checking out. We got...More
This is a fantastic museum to visit, particularly with children. It can certainly get a bit busy, but if you arrive when the museum opens, you typically get a hour or so where things are reasonably quiet. The exhibits are universally well crafted and thoughtful....More
We made the Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs exhibit right before they left. This exhibit was fantastically done with interpretive interactive displays, actual bone specimens, and life-sized constructed models. Adults and children alike enjoyed it all. It was very crowded, and very expensive however....More
A great place to visit, I visited with my children 9 & 12. We spent the whole day exploring and learning. This is a hidden gem in San Francisco. I though this was an great interactive fun learning experience for the whole family.
Really loved this we went as a family and spent hours inside its like 3 places in one so much to see and do will go back again on next visit we need more places like this back home
Our group was all adults and we were underwhelmed. It was pricey, not very large and crowded. The coral reef was fascinating but otherwise we could have skipped this site. The other sites in the park were wonderful.
Most of the visitors to this place are families with young children, but I would argue that the Academy of Sciences is an extremely interesting visit for anyone who appreciates nature and science in general. They have a great aquarium that hosts regular shows, flanked...More
Rain today so we went looking for an inside activity Some really good exhibits and shows , the dark side show was really interesting , however was a bit entailed for the young ones The rain forest with birds and butterflies fantastic as was the...More
An aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all in one. Worth seeing. Thanks to other trip advisor members who let us know that there is limited seating for the planetarium so you need to get tickets for these shows before they run out. We scored a quiet...More