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California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences, just a few short miles away from The Metro Hotel, is a must-see in San Francisco. Founded in 1853 to conduct natural science research, the California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted scientific institution filled with exciting exhibits and things to see.

With one ticket you can explore the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, rain forest, 40,000 live animals and exciting exhibits housed beneath a living roof.

"The Institute supports world-class scientists, researchers, fellows, and graduate students in 12 fields of study. Through expeditions around the globe and investigations in the lab, they strive to understand the evolution and interconnectedness of life and guide critical conservation decisions." The Academy's mission is "to explore, explain and sustain life".

The California Academy of Sciences also offers tours, programs, events and lectures to share knowledge and enthusiasm for natural sciences. Be sure to visit the California Academy of Sciences website to learn more about this expansive world of scientific discovery.

You'll need more than one day to explore everything that the California Academy of Sciences has to offer! The California Academy of Sciences is a not-to-be-missed attraction during your next visit to The Metro Hotel.

Walking Directions (about 35 minutes):
1.7 miles from Metro Hotel Depart the hotel and head north on Divisadero Street, at Oak Street turn left, follow Oak Street along the Golden Gate Park panhandle until you reach the main area of the park, the California Academy of Sciences is located past the tennis courts towards the middle of the park.

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