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!

California Academy of Sciences

12 thoughts on “California Academy of Sciences sneak peek

  1. BigD145 says:

    Damn. I should have stayed in Monterey a bit longer.

  2. Donn says:

    Looks like someone should have cleaned their camera lens…

  3. says:


    You mean, “Looks like someone should have brought a real camera, not just a cell phone?”


  4. Windell Oskay says:

    I can hardly wait for the grand opening!

  5. Bor Slohcin says:

    looks like the set of the teletubbies on the roof

  6. keijjo says:

    Soorii ai am stuupid from Finland, but iz dhiz de teletubbies land?

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