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California Academy of Sciences tickets give you access to a whole galaxy of incredible exhibits and attractions.

There are too many amazing things to mention, but here are some of the top highlights you can expect with your California Academy of Sciences tickets.

  • Explore state-of-the-art aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum facilities all under one roof

  • Discover 2,000 reef fish and over 40,000 other animals in one of the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world

  • Experience the seismic power of San Francisco's biggest earthquakes in the Shake House

  • Get starry-eyed in the all-digital planetarium, and explore galaxies far, far away

  • Admire the award-winning architectural design by iconic architect Renzo Piano

  • Wander around the living roof viewing platform to soak up the rolling hills of California

So you're planning a trip to the California Academy of Sciences, but which tickets are right for you?

There are a number of California Academy of Sciences ticket options to consider:

  • First off, there's the standard admission ticket granting you access to the museum, aquarium, the living roof, and all ongoing exhibits

  • Combine your visit with a ticket to the Walt Disney Family Museum, and enjoy standard admission to the California Academy of Sciences, as above, and add some Disney magic into the mix. Discover early Disney drawings, cartoons, movies, music, and more!

  • More of a night owl? Go for the NightLife ticket, and see the California Academy of Sciences in a new light, by visiting during its awesome nighttime hours! Explore this renowned natural history museum from a different perspective, and enjoy the atmosphere of a high-end event, with cocktails, music, and more. Please note that this event is for those aged 21 and older, and a valid ID is required for entry

  • All that scientific discovery is hungry work! Luckily, the Academy Café serves a variety of family-friendly meals and beverages. The Terrace Restaurant also offers seasonal dishes made with locally sourced ingredients, beer, and wine

  • Indoor eating and drinking is currently limited to the Academy Café, but guests can take their food and non-alcoholic beverages to the East Garden to enjoy

  • Cash is accepted at all points of sale inside the Academy except locker rental. Cashless payments are preferred whenever possible; Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Apple Pay, and Google Pay are all accepted

  • Wheelchairs are available for guests to use during their visit. Please see a Guest Experience staff member in the lobby for assistance when you arrive. Wheelchairs are cleaned and disinfected after every use

  • Masks and up-to-date vaccination status is strongly recommended, but no longer required for entry

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Angela,  United States United States
11 Mar 2023
I found this site on the way to our event. It was so easy to purchase tickets and I saved about $35. I will always go through from now on!
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission
linda,  United States United States
01 Apr 2023
and amazing aquarium, spacious clean, beautifully done. A wonderful place for not just children of all ages but adults of all ages as well.
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission
Mary,  United States United States
21 May 2023
The museum made science and scientific concepts clear to me. The exhibits are informative and immersive.
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission

About: California Academy of Sciences

The amazing, family-friendly California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco features the world’s only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum, all under one living roof.

It's conveniently located on Music Concourse Drive in Golden Gate Park. Other attractions, like the de Young Museum, the Botanical Gardens, and 412 hectares of urban park are right outside its doors.

Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Saturday 09:30 - 17:00
Sunday 11:00 - 17:00
Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
California Academy of Sciences
55,Music Concourse Drive, 94118, San Francisco
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