California Academy of Sciences by architects Renzo Piano Building Workshop opened last week in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The museum, which contains an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and research and educational facilities, features a “green” roof and numerous sustainable features.
California Academy of Sciences - The California Academy of Sciences is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. It’s a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.
California Academy of Sciences museum. The 400,000-square-foot, $484 million structure will likely be the first public building to achieve a platinum LEED rating. Designer Renzo Piano has incorporated a planetarium, a rainforest with free-flying birds, a coral reef home to 4,000 fish in a saltwater aquarium and a natural history museum into the building.
The newly discovered Hang Son Doong cave offers characteristics that are spectacular, enormous & dynamic. A river, rainforest, towering stalagmites, and a 262-foot rappel into the entrance are among the features, along with rooms big enough to house a 747 and passages that could fit an entire New York City block of 40-story buildings.