June 17, 2010

Rainforest Exhibit at Cal Academy of Science

We had family friends in town last week, and the outing of choice was to visit the California Academy of Science in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. I'd taken the kids last year, but it was so crowded that we didn't get the benefit of seeing the rainforest exhibit due to lines being an hour long. We squeezed in this last visit just before school let out, and made sure to arrive right when it opened. Luckily for us, there was no line at the rainforest and we were able to walk right in.

All jackets came off as we felt the humidity right away. We were greeted with lush plants, scaly lizards, bright tree frogs, and graceful butterflies. The spiral walkway escorts you through each level of the rainforest in a gradual and mesmerizing fashion. At the end, there is a special treat waiting for you at the bottom, as an elevator drops you off right onto the aquarium floor. It was a highlight for all involved.

More family-friendly highlights are on display this week at Trekaroo's Spotlight Thursday!


Carolina said...

How many times do I have to say it here on these comment? Great minds think alike, we just went to the Academy the first weekend in June and were pleasantly surprised at how much less crowded it was this time. Of course, I got a post up this week too.

Unknown said...

A great introduction for kids without having to go through all the flying insects and heat.