To see your average monkey or giraffe, go to the zoo. But if you want to feast your eyes on animals with oversized fangs, claws and three eyelids, head down to the latest exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences, entitled “Extreme Mammals: The Biggest, Smallest and Most Amazing Mammals of All Time.”
Back in April, Appeal columnist Matt Baume gave us a vivid sneak peek at the exhibit, which features a wide array of fossils and live animals in all shapes and sizes, as well as detailed information about their origins and habitats. And if that article alone still isn’t enough to convince you to check out the display, then perhaps this will do the trick: it won’t be around much longer, as the curtain will draw on these extreme mammals come closing time on September 12.
What: “Extreme Mammals” Exhibit
Where: California Academy of Sciences (located in Golden Gate Park on Music Concourse Drive, next to the De Young Museum)
When: Monday-Saturday 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday 11:00am-5:00pm through September 12
Cost: $24.95 for adults, $14.95 for kids 4-11, $19.95 for youth 12-17, students 18+ and seniors 65+ (note: you do not need a special pass for the exhibit)