As promised, I am sharing photos of Mario's day at the California Academy of Sciences with his Auntie Margie. The California Academy of Sciences is one of Mario's favorite places in the city, he loves the 4-story rainforest filled with croaking frogs, chirping birds, free-flying birds and butterflies and the Steinhart Aquarium, that is home to 38,000 live animals from around the world.
I hadn't thought the California Academy of Sciences would be one of my sister Margie's favorite places in the city too, but skulls and sea lions are two of her favorite things, so when she heard that there was a Skull Exhibit, with 400 California sea lion skulls, visiting the California Academy of Sciences was the one thing she specifically asked we do while she visited San Francisco- that and spending time with Mario of course!
My sister's highlight of the exhibit was the Sea of Skulls- 400 California sea lion skulls gaze down from an enormous wall- it is quite impressive, but even more impressive is the fact that these 400 Sea Lion Skulls are only about a sixth of the Academy's scientific collection of sea lion skulls- the largest in the world. If you have a keen vision, you will see that there are a few imposters in the Sea of Skulls… you will find a warthog, wolf, walrus, and others hidden skulls among the 'Zalophus californianus'.
The Skull Exhibit was a must see for my sister, and I highly recommend it to anyone visiting or living in the San Francisco Bay area. The Exhibit is at the California Academy of Sciences until November 30, and is truly an awe-inspiring exhibit.