Steinhart Aquarium: California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco, CA
Posted by: Touchstone
N 37° 46.182 W 122° 27.994
10S E 546980 N 4180397
Quick Description: A must see for anyone with a bit of time on their hands in SF.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 12/6/2008 9:14:18 PM
Waymark Code: WM5AD4
The Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Sciences has both diverse and informative displays. Photography is prohibited at many of the displays to protect the exotic species in the aquarium.
Areas of interest include a Phillipine Coral Reef, the Northern California Coast, Water Planet, Flooded Amazon, African Penguins and The Swamp (featuring an unusual albino alligator).
The Steinhart home page states:
"Steinhart Aquarium is home to 38,000 live animals from around the world, representing more than 900 separate species. Come nose-to-beak with an African penguin, watch sharks and stingrays cruise beneath your feet, check out the set of teeth on a piranha, and learn about the critical, life-sustaining role that water plays on Earth."
Entrance fee for the Aquarium also covers the entire Academy (excluding the Planetarium)
Physical address of aquarium: 55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Website address: http://www.calacademy.org/
Hours of operation: 9:30 - 5:00 Monday through Saturday....11:00 - 5:00 Sunday
Admission cost: Adult: 24.95...Children 14.95...Under 6 Free
To get credit for logging a waymark you must:
1. Take a photo of the front entrance with the public aquarium's name on it. Optional photos include pics of the exhibits inside the aquarium but of course, admission and/or entry is not required to log this waymark.