SAN FRANCISCO'S ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - A Self-guided Walking Tour - Includes insider tips and photos - Explore on your own schedule - Like having a friend show you around! [NOOK Book]

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SAN FRANCISCO'S ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Marvel at the deepest coral reef aquarium in the world, a four-story tropical rain forest, a towering T-rex skeleton, a colony of African penguins, and a fully immersive digital planetarium!

One night in 1853, only three years after California became a state, seven men assembled in a candle-lit room in San Francisco and founded the first...
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SAN FRANCISCO'S ACADEMY OF SCIENCES - A Self-guided Walking Tour - Includes insider tips and photos - Explore on your own schedule - Like having a friend show you around!

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SAN FRANCISCO'S ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Marvel at the deepest coral reef aquarium in the world, a four-story tropical rain forest, a towering T-rex skeleton, a colony of African penguins, and a fully immersive digital planetarium!

One night in 1853, only three years after California became a state, seven men assembled in a candle-lit room in San Francisco and founded the first scientific institution west of the Atlantic seaboard. The venerable Academy of Sciences was newly rebuilt in 2008: Bay Area residents and tourists alike enjoy this world-class museum, which is located in Golden Gate Park. Inside, visitors will marvel at the deepest coral reef aquarium in the world, a four-story tropical rainforest dome, a towering T-rex skeleton, a colony of African penguins, a fully-immersive digital planetarium, and the many other exciting venues, exhibits and animals to be discovered within the Academy.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012200464
  • Publisher: Visual Travel Tours
  • Publication date: 2/24/2011
  • Series: Visual Travel Tours , #181
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Brad Olsen is a Contributing Editor for World Explorer magazine and has written several guide books. His seventh, “Sacred Places Europe: 108 Destinations,” was released in March, 2007. The second edition of \"Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations\" was released in 2008 and won the \"Best Travel Guide for Planet Earth\" Award in 2010. Brad's commentaries have appeared on National Public Radio, CNN and the Travel Channel. He enjoys extended global travel (particularly to exotic locations), and public speaking on the subject of sacred places.

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Touring The Best Of Southern Orange County
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

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    Nook offers a free app called "pocket penguins", it give three live webcams of the penguin exhibit at the academy of sciences and it is wonderful. This book is o.k., however the interactive map of Golden Gate Park is interesting. A little history of the concourse where the academy of sciences and the deYoung museum are located would have been nice. Although the academy of Sciences and the deYoung museum are not the original structures, the buildings which were built in those two locations were part of the 1894 Mid-Winter Exposition. This was a fair that was promoted by deYoung but detested by John McClaren, the chief landscaper of Golden Gate Park. He detested having any buildings or statuary in "his" park.

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