The Osher Rainforest

Marty CohenCalifornia Academy of Sciences, Daily Photo, San FranciscoLeave a Comment

Osher Rainforest

Osher Rainforest in the California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

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The Osher Rainforest exhibit is at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. It is a 4-story rainforest contained within a spectacular 90-foot diameter glass dome. It’s the largest spherical rainforest exhibit in the world. Temperatures are maintained between 82-85 degrees Fahrenheit. The dome is filled with tropical plants, birds, butterflies, frogs, geckos and snakes. You walk up a spiraling path as you go through the exhibit. Once at the top, you descend in a glass elevator into an acrylic tunnel that allows you to walk beneath the flooded base of the forest with catfish that swim overhead.

The photo was taken with a Canon EOS 40D, EF17-40mm f/4L lens, 1/45 sec at f/11, ISO 500 on SanDisk Extreme IV Digital Film.

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