California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences, situated in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, is a cutting-edge institution seamlessly integrating a natural history museum, planetarium, and aquarium beneath a unique living roof adorned with over 1.7 million native plants. Opened in 2008, the facility boasts a captivating rainforest dome, the Steinhart Aquarium showcasing marine life, and the Morrison Planetarium, one of the world's largest all-digital planetariums. With a diverse collection in the Kimball Natural History Museum, the Academy emphasizes education and research, offering programs for students and the public. Committed to sustainability, it not only features an environmentally conscious design but also highlights the significance of conservation in its exhibits, making it a compelling destination for those fascinated by the natural world. (Submitted by Louise C)

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