We were told on the tour bus that is was free admission on this particular day- she was wrong! It costs a lot of money to get in here, and it's not that brilliant.
Then they charge you 2 dollars for your bag or coat.....
The big highlight is the Rainforest right there in the middle of the building. We arrived fairly early, and there was already a line. This got a lot bigger after we had lunch. However, it was Saturday.
There is a very good selection of food. My daughter and I had mac and cheese (love this) and fried chicken which was so juicy and tasty. However, my husband opted for a pork taco, something he ordinarily would never go for, and it was horrible, greasy and cold. He also had the Vietnamese pork bun, this was better. Cost about 40 dollars for everything.
The Earthquake experience was good fun. The aquarium is also very good, lots of interesting fish.They have a curved glass ceiling so that you can walk through with the fish directly above you.
We didn't get to the living roof, because we decided to catch the tour bus back. It is very difficult to get to this museum on Public transport. As we still had hop on, hop off tickets that day, we opted for the easy option. Shelly was a unique guide, I have to say, as we headed up to the Park.
Wouldn't recommend this especially, as we all thought the admission price was eye-wateringly expensive. However I will concede it was our last day in San Francisco, after a really tiring road trip, the holiday of a lifetime in fact, and we were a tad jaded.
Children under 12 might fare better with this. And, stupidly, we missed the white Alligator!