The only place on the planet where you can explore an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum under one living roof.
The Rainforests Of The World is a climate controlled sphere within the building.
Visitors enter at the base of the rainforest and continue upwards.
The floor of the rainforest displays animals found there- snakes, insects, lizards, spiders etc.
As you move upwards you see the animals that live in the canopy- free flying birds and butterflies-
From the top of the sphere an elevator takes you to the base- where the aquarium and over 2,000 reef fish dart about the Technicolored forest of coral.
There is a really cool area where visitors are able to touch and examine marine life through a microscope which transmits the images on a TV screen above.
I thought this exhibit was pretty cool:
The living roof houses over two and a half acres of native California plants:
The natural history museum houses African penguins which the monkeys loved- they had a 'show' where they fed the penguins which was a highlight.
The planetarium had a great show narrated by Jodi Foster- I have not been to a planetarium since I was in HS seeing Led Zeppelin laser shows- not any less trippy and made me a bit dizzy.
What is your favorite Natural History Museum?
Did you see laser shows at the planetarium?