Yesterday, I finally had the chance to visit the California Academy of Sciences, motivated by my desire to see the Living Roof. They say if you live near a landmark, you tend to not make an effort to see it, and I believe that's what happened with me. Luckily, a friend from Belgium was in town, and I had the idea to show him and his wife the facility; unfortunately, plans fell through, but I decided to go alone. Every third Wednesday is Free Day. My advice: get in line as early as you can. I got in line at 8:40am, and the line was already fairly long. Doors open at 9:30am, and close at 5pm. By the time I left, at 2:45pm. the line was still extremely long, and people at the front had been waiting for 50 minutes.SharpShooters.
Outside the entrance, doing my best scuba diver impression
Outside the "Extreme Mammals" exhibit, doing my best wooly mammoth impression (we're all showing our teeth)