It’s pretty cool indeed. They just re-opened in Oct ’08 after demolishing and completely re-building the old structure (seismic stuff). As we live but a short walk in the park from it, we are members, and so get to visit whenever we like :)
I couldn’t name them either (unless I inspected all of the interpretive signs to see if they’re named) – they’re certainly interesting, especially the black and multi-colored neon one! The jellies were hard to photograph, as it’s pretty dark in their area.
Lots of exotic critters there. But everything you showed here was beautiful. It’s been too many years since I was there (at the old building, of course!). That would be a neat place to visit on a rainy day. :)
A great place for a rainy day for sure, but be prepared for huge crowds – we went at opening and it was crowded. By the time we left at 1pm there was an hour wait for the rainforest enclosure, the planetarium tickets were gone for the rest of the day, and there were >100 people in the entrance line!
It’s a great place, and all the better that it’s a working science academy as well as educational and just plain pretty!
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