Directly across from the De Young Museum by the Golden Park is the LEED-certified California Academy of Scenes. This is one fantastic science museum – an edifice of light! Iconically supporting a 2.5-acre green roof, with solar panels bordering its numerous Skylights. Designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano (he of the impressively new 2015 Whitney Museum in NYC).
This magnificent structure houses the Kimball Natural History Museum, Steinhart Aquarium, the Morrison Planetarium, AND a tropical forest habitat!
The reptile collection is worth coming alone – even if just for Claude the albino alligator!
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118 USA
9:30 – 17:00 Monday – Saturday
11:30 – 17:00 Sunday