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National zoo and aquarium month!

National zoo and Aquarium month

As we begin the first month of summer, what better way to celebrate National Zoo and aquarium month than visiting one of these places. National Zoo and Aquarium Month was first proclaimed in 1982 by President Ronald Regan.​​President Ronald Regan did this to honor the role that zoos and aquariums play in the conservation and research of animal and fish species. National Zoo and Aquarium Month also encourages people to visit zoos and aquariums.

Where can I go? You can visit the Zoo from 10 am - 5 pm here in San Francisco on Monday through Sunday. You get a discount if you are a San Francisco resident, so make sure you take your ID. As for aquariums, there are two aquariums in San Francisco. The first Aquarium would be at Pier 39, Aquarium of the bay; they are open Monday through Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. The second Aquarium is located in Golden gate park, at the California Academy of science. Which is open from Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am to 5 pm. Both aquariums are excellent, but the Academy of Science has many more activities to do than just the Aquarium.

Why are zoos and aquariums important? Zoos and aquariums are essential for conserving and researching different species of animals and fish. They are also helpful in protecting the population of endangered species and enlightening the public about their importance.

To celebrate this month of June with your friends and family by going to a zoo or an aquarium; happy summer!


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