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A good tour, nice to see the back operations of the Academy aquarium, and the lanyard allows for fasttrack into some of the exhibition areas and a discount at the café.
Not much to comment here as we just collected the tickets and had a great time .
It was amazing tour which we learnt a lot of interesting things
the behind scenes tour was a little too technical.but the overall was excellent
Staff at the entrance to the Academy did not know
how to process the Viator voucher I had. Eventually a supervisor was found who knew the process. Not a big deal since we were there well before our tour time. Wife and I enjoyed the tour.
The Academy behind the scenes was a disappointment. It was very brief and limited in what you were shown. The Academy though was 5 stars and would recommend any person who visited San Francisco to make this the number one attraction they go to.
QUITE DISAPPOINTED IN THE "BEHIND THE SCENES PLATINUM TOUR". TOOK WAY TOO LONG, AND JUST A LOT OF TALK I WAS NOT MUCH INTERESTED IN. DID LIKE THE GEM EXHIBIT, AND THE REAL SCIENTISTS WORKING ON THEIR STUFF. THERE WERE NO LINES, SO THE "SKIP TO THE FRONT" WAS A MUTE ISSUE. WHEN WE FINALLY FINISHED THE TOUR WE ONLY HAD A LITTLE OVER 2 HOURS TO DO THE ENTIRE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES BUILDING.
LOVED THE FROGS!!!! AND RAIN FOREST.
IF I WERE TO GO BACK, I WOULD JUST GO TO THE ACADEMY, AND SKIP THE TOUR.
Our guide was supurb, but I think I would have liked some more "personal" details. We learned a lot about the filtering system, etc, but would have liked to know more about the people and many other little, behind the scenes, things.
Not worth the extra cost unless you like looking at pipes and pictures of what the old pipes looked like, or pictures of what the old museum looked like. Disappointing.