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The California Academy of Sciences is known as the largest museums of natural history in the world. It started in San Francisco as a learned society in 1853 and still has a large amount of original research, having exhibitions and educational programs.

It was rebuilt in 2008 and is known as the newest natural history museums in the United States having more than one million visitors per year.


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"One of the world's 10th largest museums of natural history" is how the California Academy of Science is known around the world. This museum is the United State's oldest museum. It lies in the Golden Gate Park area in the... more city of San Francisco. The museum houses the Morrison Planetarium and the Steinhart Aquarium within its premises. The academy started as a society of learned people in the year 1853 and  research is still an active part of this academy of sciences.Visitors get a three-in-one entertainment in this academy. It houses a museum, an aquarium and a planetarium. They can learn about every aspect of this area. A new Coral Reef exhibit is also included in this exhibit. The huge 212,000 gallon water tank contains nearly four thousand fish, which normally live in deep water. The natural history museum  display objects and artefacts of the history of this area.
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