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Hope your Friday night's as happy as a waxy monkey frog with a cricket! (And don't miss the full video, by biologist Tim Wong, on our Tumblr. So worth it: calacade.my/1PDSYc5.)
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i got a waxy monkey for ya...
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Diamonds' mystery ingredient? Ancient saltwater. calacade.my/1hfbwnH
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Fossil-fuel #divestment is a hot topic for museums today—& for good reason. The Academy's executive director Jon Foley on what steps we've taken so far, and what's ahead: calacade.my/1EJuzfA.
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+Anthony Thiphanep Happy to hear it, thanks Anthony!
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IN 5 MINS: Entomology curator Brian Fisher hits Reddit Science for an "Ask Me Anything" about Earth's incredible, "invisible majority: ANTS. Drop in—you'll be amazed: calacade.my/1PqmrGp.
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Via our tumbrl: One incredible palette from just two pigments; the beauty of some of our ornithology department's most fragile holdings. (Assorted eggs from North and South America.) calacade.my/1K9a55U
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Hungry? Ever wonder what we feed our collection of 38,000 living animals? Have a snapshot of just a "few" of our diets, prepared daily by our biologists to feed everything from birds and frogs to sharks, snakes, and more! 

Photo by ace biologist Tim Wong. 
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Tree-climbing style, via Academy sloth specialist Bryson Voirin!
Why such awesome rope skills? "Sloths are the slowest mammals in the world," he says, "but they can still outfox you in the canopy."
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The incredible soundscape of leaphopper vibration-communication—you have to hear it to believe it. calacade.my/1EZRLq7
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California's got a wolf-pack once more! For the first time in nearly a century, a family of native, endangered gray wolves—complete with five little pups—officially calls our state home: calacade.my/1U0QIlV.
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Meet the fulgorids: "They look like they evolved in the '70s instead of the Cretaceous," says Academy entomologist Michelle Trautwein, who snapped these while in our scientific collections today. calacade.my/1JmVCOE
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Oh say do you Tumblr? Follow our all-new account for all that makes science strange and beautiful, from sci-art to specimens to Academy-library finds & more: heycalacademy.tumblr.com.
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For your eyes: Incredible aerial footage of Iceland's Holuhraun lava field, by local photographer/videographer Eric Cheng. calacade.my/1hEC4iI
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55 Music Concourse Dr San Francisco, CA 94118
55 Music Concourse DriveUSCaliforniaSan Francisco94118
(415) 379-8000calacademy.org
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An aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Our mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life.
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Natural history museum with an aquarium, planetarium & scientists conducting a variety of research.- Google
"The aquarium and amazon rain forest dome is awesome."
"This is a great natural history museum with tons of interesting exhibits."
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Ben Thompson
in the last week
We absolutely loved this place. We walked through the park to the CAS, and were so impressed by all the exhibits. They were such high quality, well run, and fun. We only had about 3 hours and could have spent more time going through everything. Everyone from the kids to Grandma and Grandpa loved this. Out of the hundred or so things we did in two weeks on the PCH, this was definitely in the top 10 and we would highly recommend this. Note: they do not sell bottled water though to try and reduce the amount of empty bottles in landfills, even though they sell other bottled beverages. This was really a pain because we were very thirsty. Luckily we had one empty bottle for the six of us to share and they had a station to refill it.
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Dolores Devoto
a month ago
The rainforest and the acquarium are awesome. The penguins in the African area too. The aquarium is better than the one at the Bay Area. Try to go early because at noon it became a little too crowded. The terrace restaurant was pretty good and particularly peaceful. The planetarium was great but the movie a little bit boring. We saw "Fragile Planet". Great experience for adults and kids!!!!
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Jeff Chu
4 months ago
This place rocks. A great place to spend an afternoon, for locals and tourists alike. The Thursday nights events are great as well, though you won't be able to enjoy the rooftop vegetation. Go get tickets for the planetarium right on entry and come back for the showtime after browsing some of the exhibits. The rain forest area was my favorite part.
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STEVEN VONG
4 months ago
Nightlife is a really fun time to mingle with friends and enjoy the museum! The museum is generally less crowded because the event is only for 21+ and some people are wandering around buzzed/drunk and not really checking out the exhibits. Anyways it's cool because you can purchase food and alcohol, so you can create a unique museum experience for yourself I guess. First thing we did was grab tickets to planetarium show because they run out quickly. We went to the first one and it was epic. Unfortunately, we missed the forest because they close at 8 PM - so make sure to go inside the greenhouse early! We then explored other exhibits and the aquarium as well. I recommend going on the living roof even if its cold- I wish I went up at night to see the lights through the skylights. I came on a night featuring the theme of "sustainable seafood." I thought there was going to be a sushi demonstration but instead a chef came and prepared oysters and caviar! So fancy and unexpected! The oysters were fresh and delicious. All in all, the experience is what you make of it and NightLife has a lot to offer!
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josiane haddad
a week ago
Entrance fee is 30$ for students definitely not worth it!! Barely some science in it with displays that we kept asking where is the rest. To access the planetarium you have to pay extra fees. The rainforest is a collection of buttetflies and all the rest is fish, insects and frogs almost except the crocodile and the pinguins. Big waste of money. On top of that some guy took our picture and photoshopped it and when we wanted to collect the photos we were told it's 20$ for 1 photo or 24 for 4 photos. Major rip off! Never going there again
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Shawn Clover
2 months ago
I have to admit, I liked the old CAS better than the new one, but the times they are a changin' I suppose. There was something about that old custom-built planetarium projector with all the little doodads protruding out at every angle. It was a one-of-a-kind mechanical marvel. I hear it's crated up somewhere in one of the Smithsonian warehouses now. The new Morrison Planetarium is really a movie rather than a true planetarium show, but they always have a good show. Nevertheless, I've been a member since opening day and we enjoy the member's nights and other special events.
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Adrianne Baik
2 months ago
I took a tour with my friends and it was the best! Lots of cool things their and very nice exhibits! Highly recommended.
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Marina Sabado
5 months ago
Admittance is about $30 per person. Kind of shocking. I've been here on field trips growing up and a couple of times now as an adult. For kids: This place is great. They can interact with some of the exhibits and there are lots of cool fish and creatures. As an adult, each time I went with a different person or persons they always ask "Where's the rest?". There is a lot to do but, the place is small. Kind of giving an incomplete feeling. Maybe it's the shape and design. The highlights are: -The albino alligator -The Earthquake Simulator -The Butterfly house
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