Still over 40 days away from a big re-opening, but I just read about this place and it looks positively awesome.
Features two huge domes (one a planetarium with a digital projection system, the other a 90’ bubble rain forest), a 2.5 acre “living” roof that just happens to be the largest patch of native vegetation in all of San Francisco, an aquarium with a coral reef, an Amazonian “flooded” forest, a Foucault Pendulum (for all you Umberto Eco fans), and lots more. I’d love to see this place.
Cal Academy was and is one of my very favorite places to go, as a little kid and as an adult. I can’t wait to go to visit the new one when I come home for Xmas. Most of my best childhood memories come from that place, and the Exploratorium.
Make sure you visit there too when you’re in town! :D