Opening Weekend of the California Academy of Sciences a Huge Success

Well, it was huge. Most of all those people eventually made it into our fabulous new California Academy of Sciences museum-type thing over the weekend.

This is what it looked like.

The mise-en-scene, as seen from the de Young Museum. Click to expand:

Saturday’s opening was a crowning achievement for Executive Director Dr. Greg Farrington.

Released monarch butterflies briefly filled the skies above Golden Gate Park:

And then they went to the roof of the CAS to warm up and make more butterflies:

Mayor Gavin Newsom was there to promote the CAS. He didn’t get “roundly booed”, unlike the time he showed up to promote the Contemporary Art Museum of the Presidio a few months back:

Speaking of politicians, there were lots there, including Eric Mar, Melanie Nutter and Aaron Peskin:

San Francisco Chief of Protocol Charlotte Schultz under the rainforest:

And of course, you could let your kid play with snakes while waiting to get in:

That’s all for now. Congratulations, CAS!

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