Tickets for California Academy of Sciences: General Admission

An aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest under one roof!

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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible
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What's included

Tickets for California Academy of Sciences
Admission to the museum and the aquarium including all exhibits
Admission to the Osher Rainforest
Admission to the living roof
Access to a wide range of daily programs
  • Find Nemo and over 2,000 species on the Philippine Coral Reef – one of the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world
  • See 40,000 animals like free-flying birds, butterflies, and reptiles in an indoor rainforest and natural history museum
  • Explore the rolling hills and fields on top of the 2.5-acre Living Roof, home to local wildlife and the heart of the Academy

Journey from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the jungle, and keep going till the edges of the galaxy with tickets for California Academy of Sciences! San Francisco's California Academy of Sciences is the world's only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all housed under one incredible living roof.

Who would have guessed that there's no better place to get back to nature than in the middle of San Francisco! With California Academy of Sciences tickets there are endless things to entertain and educate the whole family in the world’s greenest museum.

The Philippine Coral Reef is one of the deepest live coral exhibitions on the planet! Watch 2,000 reef fish whoosh about, then go from ocean-blue to forest-green as you spiral your way up into the canopy of a ginormous four-story living rainforest.

Once you've said hi to the free-flying birds, idling anacondas, Amazonian piranhas, Claude the American alligator with albinism, and over 40,000 other animals, feel the earth move under your feet as you experience the power of San Francisco's two biggest earthquakes in the 'shake house'. Then head to the all-digital planetarium and cast your eyes and mind to galaxies far, far away.

After being dazzled by the award-winning design architect Renzo Piano, and the wonders if the museum, the whole family will be left fascinated.

With California Academy of Sciences tickets you'll feel like you've taken a trip around the world in one day!

  • This California Academy of Sciences ticket is open-dated
  • The ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • Reserve entry to the Planetarium by scanning a QR code with your smartphone at the Academy and selecting an entry time. Entry times and capacity are limited and your first choice may not be available. Planetarium has limited capacity, and shows may not be appropriate for children under 7 (minimum age: 4 years)
  • Please note that the capacity of the Planetarium is extremely limited, and some shows may not be appropriate for children under 7 years
  • Minimum age for Planetarium shows: 4 years

Getting There

  • Streetcar: N-Judah Muni Metro (wheelchair-accessible) to 9th Avenue and Irving Street
  • Bus: Line 44 O'Shaughnessy to Tea Garden Drive
  • Bus: Line 5 Fulton to 8th Avenue and Fulton Street
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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