Location : California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr
Hours : Monday to Saturday: 9:30 AM to 5 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 5 PM
Architect : Renzo Piano
Admission : Adult: $27.75
Youth (3-17): $21.75
Student (18+ with ID): $24.25
Senior (65+ with ID): $24.25 each
The Steinhart Aquarium is part of the combination of a planetarium, an aquarium and a natural history museum in the innovative and famous California Institute of Sciences. The aquarium showcases the largest, living, indoor coral reef in the world along with a live rainforest in a 90 degree sphere and approximately 200 exhibits.
The aquarium houses a variety of creatures like the Albino Alligator, African penguins, sharks, stingrays and also electric eels. There are different galleries situated in the aquarium as the coral reef gallery, rainforest gallery, swamp area, water plants gallery to name a few. Over 40000 marine animals float around in the aquarium which is a true treat for visitors of all age groups. The aquarium is home to nearly 1000 unique species. The aquarium is not only a visitor area but also a full fledged research centre where they study animal care and well being, species survival studies, sustainable development, deep sea diving for scientific studies and saving our reefs.
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