Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park / California Academy of Sciences

Spent the day in Golden Gate park and got sucked into the vortex that is the California Academy of Sciences ๐Ÿ™‚

A real state of the art facility blending sustainability and totally futuristic architecture, you enter through an air lock into a tropical forest dome, where the micro-ecosystem is literally living inside the structure, shimmering colours and translucent facades extending from the aquarium below, to the butterflies and tree tops at the roof.

Exquisite birds sit calmly amongst the space, with butterflies floating about – it’s like you stepped into a thriving part of the Amazon!

The whole roof is a garden, and the centre also contains an amazing planetarium dome cinema, a perfect compliment to the grounded natural exhibits, to the cosmic view out to space.

A truly awesome museum – felt like I was at Disney Land or in some kind of lab in Jurassic Park!