Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences is the Southeast's largest natural history museum includes the rare Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur – aka "Terror of the South" – and the Nature Research Center, where visitors perform experiments, interact with scientists and enjoy the three-story Daily Planet theater.
30 Things to Do in San Francisco - California Academy of Sciences - Includes an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest with butterflies and birds, natural history exhibits, and interactive science exhibits. Be sure to visit the unusual green roof (entirely covered in plants). The museum is open daily 9:30-5:00 and Sundays 11:00-5:00. Tickets are $25-35. **Museum is included in the San Francisco City Pass, which provides museum discounts and cable car passes.
Morphosis-designed Perot Museum of Nature and Science "....An acre of undulating roofscape comprised of rock and native drought-resistant grasses reflects Dallas’s indigenous geology and demonstrates a living system that will evolve naturally over time."