Information & Facts
John F Kennedy Drive
Park entrance is free. $10 (Academy of Sciences) plus
$2.50 for the planetarium; $3.50 (Japanese Tea Garden)
English is the most common language but Spanish is often
spoken in south-western states.
The US Dollar (USD) is the unit of currency and is divided into
100 cents. Only major banks exchange foreign currency. ATMs are
widespread and credit cards and travellers cheques are widely
accepted. Travellers cheques should be taken in US Dollars to avoid
hassles. Banking hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 3pm.
The Academy of Sciences is open daily from 10am to
5pm. Japanese Tea Garden is open daily from 9am to