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California Academy of Sciences: Entry Ticket

An aquarium, planetarium, and rainforest under one roof!

California Academy of Sciences
Registered address: 55 Music Concourse Drive, 94118, San Francisco, US
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Last admission: 1 hour before closing
Wheelchair accessible
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Smartphone tickets accepted

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What's included

Tickets for daytime admission to the California Academy of Sciences
Admission to all shows and exhibitions
Access to a wide range of interactive daily programming
Penguin Feeding (Daily, 10:30 am & 3:00 pm)
Coral Reef Dive (Daily 11:30, Sat/Sun 1:30 pm)
Swamp Talk (Daily, 3:30 pm)

Important information

* The capacity of the Planetarium is very limited, and some shows may not be appropriate for kids under 7 years * The average museum visit is 4-5 hours * Minimum age for Planetarium shows: 4 years

Where you'll go

Landmarks you'll see

  • Golden Gate Park
  • Meet nearly 60,000 animal residents, from a colony of playful African penguins to the lovable white alligator, Claude
  • Explore hands-on exhibits and enjoy daily public programs like animal feedings, pop-up demonstrations, and more
  • Your California Academy of Sciences ticket allows you entry to all shows and exhibits with new exhibits opening every year

Located in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is the world’s only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all housed under one incredible living roof. There’s something for someone of every age to enjoy. With hands-on exhibitions, shows, and public programs, you’re in for an action-packed science adventure.

Plunge into the world’s deepest living indoor coral reef, home to nearly 40,000 live animals, representing more than 900 unique species. Meet the newest African penguin chicks, Pogo and Ozzie and the rest of the colony of playful penguins in African Hall. Then pay a visit to the iconic alligator with albinism, Claude.

Catch the latest immersive show in the 75-foot planetarium, taking you on a spectacular journey to the far reaches of the universe, featuring different themes at varying times throughout the day. Step inside a lush, four-story rainforest teeming with life – from free-flying birds to exotic reptiles, amphibians, and more. Investigate hundreds of specimens and dabble in hands-on activities for children and adults alike in the Naturalist Center.

The adventure continues outside with unique rooftop views on the 2.5-acre living roof. Then, take an opportunity to activate your child’s curiosity about the natural world in our outdoor nature play and exploration space, Wander Woods. Your Academy ticket is your passport to a spectacular science journey

  • This California Academy of Sciences ticket is open-dated
  • The ticket is valid for one year from the date of purchase
  • The Planetarium has shows may not be appropriate for children under 7 (minimum age: 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
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
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
California Academy of Sciences
55,Music Concourse Drive, 94118, San Francisco
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  • Cancellation is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.
  • Rescheduling is possible until 23:59 on the day before your visit.

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3 reviews
Eric,  United States United States
15 Apr 2024
Great experience. The people working the event were very friendly and helpful
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission
Kaushik,  United States United States
31 Mar 2024
Would not do it any other way! Very easy. Wish I knew about it sooner!
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission
Kelly ,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
13 Apr 2024
So much to see and do here, the aquarium was a definite highlight for us
California Academy of Sciences: General Admission

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