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Giants of Land and Sea exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences

June 15, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Life at the edge of land and sea is a dynamic, ever-changing place—where fog rolls in, tectonic plates shift, and rocky coastlines trace the majestic outline of our state’s rich natural history. Starting Friday, June 15, visitors to the California Academy of Sciences will discover the giant wonders that make Northern California like nowhere else in the world at Giants of Land and Sea. (external link)

In the Academy’s newest major exhibit, science becomes sensory as you explore Northern California’s natural wonders through a variety of interactive experiences:

  • Feel your way through an immersive fog room
  • Keep your balance in an earthquake simulator
  • Virtually ascend to the top of a towering redwood

As the tallest trees on the planet, coast redwoods earn their giant reputation by standing at astounding heights of up to 380 feet. Found only in a narrow region along California’s coastline, these majestic yet vulnerable marvels provide a critical learning opportunity for scientists looking to understand their evolution over millions of years and their resilience in the face of a changing climate. An intimate, multimedia experience will invite visitors to virtually ascend from the forest floor to the treetop canopy alongside scientists who brave incredible heights to study the complex ecological structure and charismatic wildlife that make these mighty giants their home. Standing face to face with a real 8,500-lb. cross-section from a fallen ancient redwood that took root around the year 1200, visitors will use a digital touchscreen to “read the redwoods” while examining its tree rings to learn about key periods in the tree’s life. In partnership with Save the Redwoods League, visitors will also learn about coast redwood ecology and local conservation efforts.

Giants of Land and Sea celebrates the extraordinary biodiversity in our own backyard—and the scientists and citizens taking action every day to sustain it.

LEARN MORE & BUY TICKETS: https://www.calacademy.org/exhibits/giants-of-land-and-sea


California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States
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