Free Day at the California Academy of Sciences

2016 02 07 11.18.09 Children's Playground, February 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

We started the day at the Koret’s Children’s Quarter Playground, February 7, 2016, 11:18 a.m.

2016 02 07 11.52.48 Triangles in the Sky, February 7, 2016, 11:52 p.m.

We parked a long way from the Academy of Sciences, but fortunately, these mysterious Triangles in the Sky pointed us to the museum, February 7, 2016, 11:52 p.m.

From Daddy: We enjoyed a free day at the California Academy of Sciences! The museum has free admission once per quarter.

Tour of the Universe from the California Academy of Sciences

The highlight was a live planetarium show called Tour of the Universe. We were told that this show (which ran every half-hour pretty much all day) is only shown on free day and there was even mention of the theorized Planet Nine.

Uromastyx lizard, photo from The Life of Animals blog

Uromastyx lizard, photo from The Life of Animals blog

Also, I enjoyed seeing a very read uromastyx lizard, which was shown as part of the Animal Color Encounters program. For fifteen minutes, the presenters taught kids about how animals use colors and talked about this lizard whose flat stomach can puff up so that a predator would be unable to extract it from between rocks.

The living roof from the California Academy of Sciences

The living roof from the California Academy of Sciences

2016 02 07 12.55.00 Living Roof, February 7, 2016, 12:55 p.m.

Boy on the Living Roof, February 7, 2016, 12:55 p.m.

Of course, no visit would be complete without hanging out on the Living Roof or seeing the jellies in the California Coast exhibit in the Steinhart Aquarium.

Pacific Sea Nettles from the California Academy of Sciences
Pacific Sea Nettles from the California Academy of Sciences

2016 02 07 13.46.07 Fountain, February 7, 2016, 1:46 p.m

Some good rains must have filled the Fountain, February 7, 2016, 1:46 p.m

2016 02 07 13.46.50 Fountain Family, February 7, 2016, 1:46 p.m.

This family could be happier looking into the camera in front of the fountain, February 7, 2016, 1:46 p.m.

Yesterday

Fence climbing. I told him not to the climb the fence at his school's field trip to the Symphony on Wednesday but that he could do so at the playground, February 6, 2016

I told him not to the climb the fence at his school’s field trip to the Symphony on Wednesday but that he could do so at the playground. Mommy took the photo.

One Week Ago

Happy birthday to Mommy, flowers select by the boy, voluntarily spending his own money, January 31, 2016

Happy birthday to Mommy, flowers select by the boy, voluntarily spending his own money.

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