This 8-hour day trip begins by taking students to NorCal's famous California Academy of Sciences – a natural history museum in Golden Gate Park San Francisco, California that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. It is home to over 26 million specimens with over 40,000 living organisms. The Academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research, with exhibits and education becoming significant endeavors of the museum during the 20th century and houses the Kimball Natural History Museum, Morrison Planetarium, Rain Forests of the World and the Steinhart Aquarium.
At noon students load the buses eating lunch en route to The Exploratorium at Fisherman's Wharf Pier 15 which isn't just a museum, it's an ongoing exploration of science, art and human perception—a vast collection of online experiences that feed your curiosity. Step inside a tornado, turn upside down in a curved mirror, count rings on a 300-year-old tree, build your own electrical circuits, and explore more than 600 hands-on exhibits.