Monday, April 6, 2009

California Academy of Science

On Saturday we took a little trip to San Francisco to take Christopher to the California Academy of Science. Gregory and I had been there once before, so we'd seen most everything but Christopher had a wonderful time. He especially liked the fish down in the aquarium. He saw some long ones and asked if they were "limousine fish" and then there was another fish that looked like it was frowning and he asked if the fish was sad. So cute! He liked seeing the animals in the African exhibit, but was disappointed that they weren't alive.

They have a little petting pool downstairs in the aquarium and I was surprised that Christopher wanted to touch things. We took him to the Monterey Bay Aquarium last year and he refused to touch anything in the touch pond, but this time that was his favorite exhibit.

Oddly enough, of all the things in the museum what Christopher really wanted to see was people playing music outside in front of the museum. We could hear the music while we ate lunch on the patio and the whole time he wanted to go out and find who was playing the music we could hear. Unfortunately it was only a sound system :(

I really wanted to see the Planetarium show, but all the tickets had already been given out by the time we got there.


  1. Very cool. We've been wanting to take the kids there, and haven't gotten around to it yet. Do they have dinosaur skeletons there, too?

  2. They do actually. Well, at least one from what I remember. They've got a big T-Rex skeleton and then a big whale one too. The whale is suspended from the ceiling and is HUGE!