the place was a buzz even on a weekday. i had heard that there are crazy lines on weekends to get in the rainforest and planetarium. it was nice to see familiar items that once were at the original cal academy when i was a wee tot, like the pendulum and seahorses. i was bummed i missed out on seeing my pal charmagne's cube. she designed the fancy t-shirt you can get in the giftshop. it's sweeeet!