Rain Forest, Coral Reef and Planetarium Under One Green Roof

The California Academy of Sciences is practicing what they preach.

The organization’s new 410,000-square-foot eco-friendly facility in Golden Gate Park is a living, breathing science experiment. The Renzo Piano-designed structure is the only building in the world to house a planetarium, museum of natural history and aquarium under the same roof. It’s a fitting home for the 155-year-old academy and a proper tribute to the science wonders in its collections.

Click through the gallery for a sneak preview of this gorgeous building, which features a rain forest biodome, a coral reef, an underwater tunnel and one of the greenest roofs ever built. You can check it out in person on opening day, Sept. 27, 2008. (From Wired.com)

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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