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Sla de wachtrij over en neem een kijkje achter de schermen van San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences - de enige plek op aarde met een aquarium, planetarium, natuurhistorisch museum en een regenwoud met 4 verdiepingen allemaal onder één (levend) dak! Deze exclusieve tour met kleine groep gunt u een intieme blik achter de schermen van de academie en haar streven naar onderzoek en het dierenrijk. Kies de tour door de Academy om een laboratorium te verkennen, de verzameling van zeldzame edelstenen te bekijken en meer te weten over de geschiedenis van het museum en de wetenschappers. Kies de tour door het aquarium en om er de dieren te bekijken en meer te weten te komen over hun verzorging. Beide opties zijn inclusief een gereserveerde stoel in het Morrison Planetarium en snelle toegang Rainforests of the World.

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K
, sep 2018

Definitely worth the time and money to see the behind-the-scene collection!

R
, mrt 2018

Word to the wise: book during work hours. Tell your boss you're sick or schedule some emergency dental work with a doctor who never keeps schedules, but going to the California Academy of Sciences for a Behind-the-Scenes Tour during work hours almost ensures that your tour group will be tiny, if not non-existent such as it was for me. Guided tours are awesome, but private guided tours are the best!

My tour guide was Lee from Minnesota. Lee led me up to the living roof as in roof that has plants living on it, not roof with a couch and TV and tacky pictures of in-laws first and onto a part of the roof where no one else could go where she showed me the whale bones they were bleaching for preservation. Apparently, the California Academy of Sciences is part of a beached whale watch group and will travel for beached whales up and down 500 miles of California coastline. Everyone needs a hobby, yeah?

From the roof, we went into the biology wing, where I let into both plant and mammal sample storage rooms. In 20 minutes' time, I saw and held samples from the original academy, saved by a scientist who ran into a burning building during the earthquake in 1906 and then walked through a hallway of ethanol-filled jars preserving mammals not for the squeamish.

All throughout the tour, Lee peppered me with information not only about the science I was witness to, but also the history of the building and the practice of the academy. Technically not a museum, the research done at the academy disqualifies it from such a classification. Rather than just be interested in preservation, the scientists there ask where, when, how, and why about every what.

To the person who watches a movie, play, or even magic trick and wonders, 'how,' this is the perfect tour. Five stars to Lee, five stars to the California Academy of Sciences, and five stars to the albino alligator who I'm pretty sure was named Frank.

L
, jan 2018

Our guide for the behind-the-scenes tour of the California Academy of Sciences was extraordinary and very passionate about her work and the research work being performed at the Academy.

C
, okt 2017

Were somewhat disappointed in this tour, we had skip the line tickets which we had to present to the special desk at the left of the building which was un attended, we were told basically tough join the ordinary queue which was very long, we then approached a Manager who told us there was no such thing as Skip the Line, that was a Company name and did not mean we could skip the line. When we did eventually gain access our ticket included a trip to the Rainforest Exhibit which was closed, so we paid for two things we did not get!

J
, okt 2017

The aquarium tour was outstanding. We should have spent more than one day here!

D
, jan 2017

We really enjoyed the behind the scenes tour. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and energetic. It was obvious that she enjoyed talking about her subject! We enjoyed seeing the living roof and hearing how the building is environmentally friendly. All in all, a most enjoyable time. While we did not have children with us, I believe it would be a great adventure for the entire family. It is very kid-friendly. The museum is definitely a recommendation we would make to others.

G
, jul 2016

War ein sehr guter Ausflug zu der California Academy of Sciences. Der Rundgang war perfect organisiert!

I
, apr 2016

Skipping the lines really help to save time for us to visit the museum thoroughly. It is a great museum. The behind the scene tour was informative with a great tour guide. However, I expected more to see behind the aquarium, e.g. more real life sea animals to see but not only seeing jelly fishes, real life demonstration on how to prepare food for the animals, etc.

K
, sep 2015

Enjoyed the day!! Was delayed from getting the appropriate tickets which required us waiting for approx. 15 minutes because our name was not on their list! Once that was cleared up they requested we wait to speak with a Manager. Were told this happens with Viator your system not communicating with theirs in a timely manner After another 15 minutes, when he arrived, he had no clue as to why they asked us to wait for him! A real time waste not only once but twice. He ended up being our tour guide and did an excellent job! The rest of the day was awesome!!

S
, jun 2015

My family had a really not feeling time. Lots of interesting things to see and learn about. I liked the "jump the line" benefit which came in handy when the academy got busy with other tourists Or visitors. One thing that was a noted is the cafe does not sell bottled water.


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