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One of the largest natural history museums in the world, complete with planetarium, rainforest exhibit, aquarium, and living roof. On Thursday nights the museum hosts NightLife for the 21+ crowd, so you can get drunk and learn at the same time!

in San Francisco, CA

The California Academy of Sciences is a science museum—and scientific and educational institution—located in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

Irish coffee at the Buena Vista in San Francisco - been there!

Irish coffee at The Buena Vista in San Francisco

There’s more to Costa Rica’s capital than rainforests and jungles, although your kids will love those, too. Families can learn about Costa Rican culture at small community museums in towns like San Vicente, Nicoya; at the National Museum (Museo Nacional de Costa Rica) in San Jose; and the Children’s Museum (Museo de los Niños), home to interactive exhibits on science, history, technology and art.  Enjoy a hike in protected national parks such as Tortuguero National Park, or walk across a…

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There’s more to Costa Rica’s capital than rainforests and jungles, although your…

Awesome idea from the Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia. Black ceiling with lights for stars, floating clouds, and brightly-colored walls.

Inspiration: Play room decor - black ceiling, 'star' lights, and hanging clouds. [Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia]

Aquarium of the Bay, SF

Explore the magic, beauty and wonder of San Francisco Bay at Aquarium of the Bay. Your visit will take you through three main exhibit areas that display the amazing riches that lie beneath the surface of the San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters.