On the eve of famed naturalist Charles Darwin’s birthday, author of the Darwin Awards books and Darwinawards.com founder Wendy Northcutt will make an appearance at the California Academy of Sciences on Thursday. Her six books are a compilation of 600 true stories of how people managed to end their lives. Read More
Since Santa was unavailable, Chris Andrews, the director of the aquarium at the California Academy of Science, handles two reindeer that are part of a live holiday exhibit. Visitors can enjoy indoor snow flurries, an igloo, crafts, a visit from “Santa Claude” the alligator character and other holiday-themed programs through Jan. 2.
Do the reindeer make a lot of noise? They’re capable of making a lot of noise. [But] they’re pretty quiet. Read More
The California Academy of Sciences’ exhibit opening Saturday has an intriguing title: “Extreme Mammals.” Upon reading the show’s lengthy subtitle, it will become clear that it’s not about teenagers pursuing sports.
No, what we have are “The Biggest, Smallest, and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time.” Still a bit hazy? Take the Macrauchenia. Please. Read More
For the thousands of people who will flock to the new California Academy of Sciences this weekend, the focus of attention will be on the spectacular building with its living roof, a 90-foot dome holding a breathtaking rain forest and a coral reef that seems anything but artificial. Read More