A couple of days ago, the California Academy of Sciences opened up our annual "Tis the Season for Science" exhibit in our main piazza courtyard. It's a nice, science-y way to celebrate the holidays in San Francisco. We are featuring:
- A pair of live reindeer
- Indoor snow flurries twice an hour
- A Snowman Theater - a projection dome shaped like a giant snowman, which plays a digital show on the science of seasons
- Mounted specimens of a polar bear, snow geese, ground squirrel, and more that illustrate one of two winter strategies—heading south or staying home
- Festive programs including quiz shows and live music and dance performances
Oh, and there's these hilarious giant versions of various animals showing their winter strategies, including a butterfly, beetle, squirrel and more!
The "Tis the Season" show really brightens up the whole Academy. Plus we've got our baby ostriches only until December 9! So there isn't a better time for a visit.