Inside the new Academy of Sciences

September 30, 2008 12:00:00 AM PDT
Leigh Glaser gets up close and personal with "Good Morning America" weatherman Sam Champion as they explore the new California Academy of Sciences!

Watch ABC7's Academy of Sciences hour-long special in its entirety here.

The California Academy of Sciences is a world-class scientific and cultural institution based in San Francisco. The Academy recently opened a new facility in Golden Gate Park, a 400,000 square foot structure that houses an aquarium, a planetarium a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof.

The new facility is also home to the Academy's staff of world-class scientists, an education department that provides a wide range of student and teacher services, and an extensive science library with over 20 million specimens and artifacts.

Admission to the Academy is: $24.95 for adults; $19.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+ and students with valid ID; $14.95 for children ages 7 to 11; and free for children ages 6 and younger. The Academy is free to the public on the third Wednesday of each month. Admission fees include all exhibits and shows. Hours are 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Saturday, and 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Academy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

For more information, visit www.calacademy.org or call (415) 379-8000.


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