Sunday, September 28, 2008

California Academy of Sciences - First weekend

Between 16,000 and 20,000 people were expected to pour into the California Academy of Sciences on its opening day yesterday, but in the end the museum could only let 15,000 in.

So intrigued and captivated were the thousands of fortunate people who made it through the doors, that they lingered.

'The building capacity is only 4,000 at any time,' said Communications Specialist, Andrew Ng, today, 'and people need to leave the building before we can bring more people into the building.

'As a result our total yesterday was around 15,000,' he said.

Yesterday was a free day, courtesy of sponsorship from the lead corporate sponsors, the energy company PG & E.

Today was the first admission-charging day, and the Academy was crowded with people enjoying the exhibits.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

great photos and informative article!!

reading your blog makes me miss the good old usa :p