California Academy of Sciences sneak peek

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California Academy of Sciences sneak peek

Official shot of the complex (above). From Shawn’s Flickr set (below).


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


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

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