California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

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Enjoy a full day family trip and explore the aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and rainforest— all in one.

There are plenty of ways to enjoy a visit to the California Academy of Sciences. A day at the academy will give you a day full of learning and excitement. 

What can you expect? 

The ticket includes access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, including the rainforest, planetarium, and living roof. Admission to this popular Bay Area attraction includes a wide range of daily programs and activities, including dive shows, penguin feedings, swamp talks and more. It's fun for the whole family!


55 Music Concourse Dr. Golden Gate Park, San Francisco CA 94118

Opening hours:

Daily from 9:30am -5pm
Sunday´s from 11:00am – 5pm

The academy is closed on thanksgiving* and Christmas.

Please note:

The Planetarium is very popular and tickets are handed out on a first come first serve basis due to limited seating. Visit the cart at the planetarium theater to pick up a show pass. The show is not appropriate for children from 6 and under, and children 3 and under are not permitted.
Please check your reservation carefully for confirmation of any requested programs, we do not accept walkup requests on the day of your field trip.
Earthquake: Children ages 3 or younger are not recommended in the San Francisco Shakes section of the exhibit. Please see the Earthquake page for more details.

Please note that some visitors may experience a wait at the front entrance during peak times and final entry to the museum is one hour before closing.