Friday September 12th, 2008 I was fortunate enough to receive a ticket to the grand VIP opening of the Academy of Sciences located in Golden Gate Park. (Thank you to the wonderful person who gave me the ticket… you know who you are:) )
The new building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified making it one of the “greenest buildings in the country”! The Academy of Science is offering so much more that it is now breaking records :
To wrap it up the building has won the silver Holcim Award for Sustainable Construction in 2005 and EPA’s regional Environmental Award in 2006.
Two really great exhibits at the Academy are Water World and the Rainforests of the World which is pictured above. There are four different countries represented in the rainforest; Borneo, Amazon, Madagascar and Costa Rica. Unfortunately it was not open to the public at this time but looking in was amazing!
If you are interested in seeing more of the California Academy of Science it will be open to the public September 27th, 2008!