Earth Day is quickly approaching, and maybe it’s all the “Berkeley hippie” nonsense finally taking a toll on you, but you feel like you should celebrate … but how? Well, fear not, dear reader, the Clog has you covered with a list of the best Bay Area sites to spend your day appreciating Mother Nature.
Monterey Bay Aquarium, Monterey
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered a top-10 aquarium on the planet for good reason. With almost 200 exhibits ranging from adorable sea otters to graceful jellyfish, this sea life wonderland has enough “nature” to fulfill all of your wildest Earth Day dreams. Not to mention, it’s a nonprofit organization dedicated to ocean conservation and the education of marine lovers young and old. What’s not to love?
California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco
If you are a lover of all nature and feel like you can’t limit yourself to just one habitat on this sacred day, hit up the California Academy of Sciences. The Academy has a planetarium, aquarium and a four-story living rainforest contained within its walls. Mic drop.
Botanical gardens, Berkeley
Just up the hill from the Berkeley campus, the botanical gardens are a walkable destination where you can truly embrace the Earth Day spirit by avoiding contributing any car emissions or air pollution altogether. The UC garden is regarded as one of the most diverse gardens in the world with more than different 100,000 plants on its premises.
BONUS** it’s free for us humble, broke student folk.
Berkeley Marina, Berkeley
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