California Academy of Sciences sneak peek

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California Academy of Sciences sneak peek
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Official shot of the complex (above). From Shawn’s Flickr set (below).

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Living roofs with skylights. They are heat sensitive and open automatically when they reach a certain temperature to get a breeze going inside

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Bloggers and Bay Area journos were invited on a behind-the-scenes, not-quite-ready-for-primetime tour of the updated Steinhart Aquarium and California Academy of Sciences recently. It’s all slated to re-open the end of September. Shawn Connally, MAKE’s Managing Editor, jumped at the chance to go on the hour-and-a-half long tour and snapped some pics along the way. She says she’s definitely ready to sign up for a membership!

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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