The Living Roof

California Academy of Sciences

The Living Roof houses weather stations that monitor wind, rain and temperature changes to help inform the building's automated systems and skylights -- this helps keep the rainforest temps just right and natural light streaming in to the exhibits below. The rolling hills and fields provide insulation, capture excess storm water and transform cardon dioxide into oxygen. An estimated 1.7 million plants create an oasis for birds, insects, people and other creatures. And, the Living Roof serves as an outdoor classroom. Visit the website to learn more.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock has to say about The Living Roof :

In addition to the many fascinating exhibits on display at the Academy, the Living Roof is an architectural marvel designed by famed architect Renzo Piano. The seven hills of the rooftop boast 1.7 million plants, as well as an oasis of flowers, insects and other creatures. Download the Pocket Almanac from the website to find out when to head to the roof to see meteor showers and eclipses.

Event Info
Ends in 140 days:
Jan 01 → Dec 31
Mon-Sat 9:30 am-5 pm, Sun 11 am-5 pm
$34.95; $29.95 for youth ages 12 to 17, Seniors ages 65+, and students with valid ID; $24.95 for children ages 4 to 11; and free for children 3 - 4
California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco
Info: 379-8000
Venue: 750-7145
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