Saturday, April 04, 2015

Homeschool Academy Day!

We drove to San Francisco this week to visit the amazing Academy of Sciences. Who knew that San Francisco was a "Spring Break" destination - I certainly didn't! The traffic to and from the city was crazy, but we finally made it and had a great day exploring the diverse biomes found in the museum. My personal favorite is the rainforest with its array of fluttering butterflies and tiny tropical birds.

This is the layout of the museum (click to enlarge):

On the left is the planetarium where we saw a fascinating presentation called Habitat Earth. It was all about how we are all interconnected and was done in a fascinating manner. 

All the way on the right is the enclosed-in-a-circle rainforest that is situated over the top of the large Steinhart Aquarium. The Aquarium ranges across the whole of the bottom floor and is also full of spectacular exhibits and huge tanks full of aquatic creatures worth the price of admission on its own. The range of sea creatures were amazing - and this is just a tiny fraction of what we saw:

These guys were amazing to me. We could look right down into the pool where they were. 

Do you see how long the tail is?

I have a real fascination with nautilus and think they are so completely cool. 

It was this kind of beautiful day. Gorgeous sun and bright blue sky.
This photo is not doctored at all! 

While it isn't inexpensive to go here, it really is worth the money. There is a heavy emphasis on evolution there, but I think the whole place exhibits the glory and creativity of our God! There is no hiding His astonishing power!

Even though we are post-fall, what Genesis 1:31 states still holds true for the
mastery of the Creator: 

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good
And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.


Leah Courtney said...

I always think it is funny how so many of these museums and aquariums and such teach evolution but really do such an excellent job pointing to a magnificent Creator. :-)

Kate said...

Leah, I agree! There's no hiding it!

:D Kate