Camera Obscura

Park your car by the restored windmill and the tulip garden where Golden Gate Park meets the water. San Francisco is a peninsula, with the Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other. Since picturesque Ocean Beach is on the Pacific side, you can expect to see surfers hitting the waves as you make your way to the ruins of the Sutro Baths, a 19th-century attraction. Behind the ruins, you can find the Camera Obscura, a giant mirror apparatus based on designs by Leonardo da Vinci. Using mirrors, the camera projects a giant image of the ocean onto its walls. Take a trip back in time to Renaissance Italy and teach your children a bit about how lenses work while you enjoy the salt air of the Pacific.

Contact no: (415) 750-0415

Location: 1096 Point Lobos Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94121

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