San Francisco NeighborhoodsEdit
South of Market
San Francisco Academy of ScienceEdit
The San Francisco Academy of Science is the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. It’s a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.
Monday - Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tickets can be purchased up to an hour before closing.
The Academy is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please note: The Academy closes at 3pm on October 23 due to the Green Halloween Party.
Source: California Academy of Science
San Francisco AquariumEdit
Walk through crystal clear tunnels filled with 20,000 aquatic animals. Come face-to-face with sevengill sharks, the Bay's largest predator. Touch leopard sharks, skates, rays, and sea stars.
Meet 20,000 amazing marine animals as you walk through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels. Touch sharks and rays. It's like skin diving without getting wet. Open daily except Dec. 25. Summer hours 9am-8pm. Most other times M-Th 10am-6pm, F-Su until 7pm. Admission $15.95 adults; $8 seniors (age 65+) and children (ages 3-11); $39.95 family (2 adults, 2 children). Children under 3 free. Prices and hours subject to change.
Address: Pier 39
Address2: The Embarcadero at Beach Street
City: San Francisco 94133
Source: Only in San Francisco
Fleet Week in San FranciscoEdit
The U. S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron
The Blue Angels’ mission is to enhance Navy and Marine Corps recruiting efforts and to represent the naval service to the United States, its elected leadership and foreign nations. The Blue Angels serve as positive role models and goodwill ambassadors for the U. S. Navy and Marine Corps.
A Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators. It includes the graceful aerobatic maneuvers of the four-plane Diamond Formation, in concert with the fast-paced, high-performance maneuvers of its two Solo Pilots. Finally, the team illustrates the pinnacle of precision flying, performing maneuvers locked as a unit in the renowned, six-jet Delta Formation.
The team is stationed at Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, during the show season. However, the squadron spends January through March training pilots and new team members at Naval Air Facility El Centro, California.
The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly 69 air shows at 35 air show sites in the United States during the 2009 season, as the team celebrates 23 years of flying the F/A-18 Hornet. Last season, more than 13 million spectators watched the Blue Angels perform. Since its inception in 1946, the Blue Angels have performed for more than 455 million fans.
Source: Blue Angels Official Site