|The museum is located in Golden Gate Park.|
:: The Rainforest ::
|Inside the dome|
The main attractions are the many butterflies & birds flying freely around.
|We were told the butterflies live only about a month. The museum orders butterfly pupae directly from Costa Rica.|
|Banded orange heliconian|
|Blue necked tanager|
Beneath the birds & butterflies are fish from the Amazon Flooded Forest.
|Standing in the rainforest dome looking down at the fish.|
|Looking up while standing in a clear tunnel on the lowest level of the rainforest.|
As you spiral towards the canopy of the rainforest there are caged creatures from various rainforests throughout the world. The kids loved this. There were all sorts of unusual frogs, snakes & lizards.
:: More than a Rainforest ::We spent most of our allotted time in the rainforest exhibit. We quickly did see a few other things at the museum, though.
|Claude, an albino alligator|
They were cute & ugly at the same time. To see an Academy video of the ostriches click here.
|This is the roof of the museum! It's an awesome living roof.|
We only had a few hours to spend at the museum. There's much more to see, but I loved what we did see. If we find ourselves in San Francisco again, I would definitely go back. It was exactly the type of place my kids enjoy - full of animals & science.