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Tickets for California Academy of Sciences

An aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and more!

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Overview
Opening hours
Today
09:30 - 17:00
Tomorrow
09:30 - 17:00
Saturday
09:30 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:30 - 17:00
Highlights
  • Find Nemo and over 2,000 species on the Philippine Coral Reef - one of the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world
  • Visit 40,000 animals including free-flying birds, butterflies, and reptiles in a four-story rainforest, then head to the Natural History Museum
  • See the stars in the amazing all-digital Planetarium (the largest in the world), and be awed even more by the academy's 2.5-acre living roof!
Description

Journey from the depths of the ocean to the canopy of the jungle, and keep going all the way to the edges of the galaxy, all in one day! The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is the world’s only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and natural history museum all under one incredible living roof.

There's no better place to get back to nature, apparently, than in the middle of San Francisco! There are endless things to entertain and educate the whole family in The California Academy of Sciences, which is consequently world’s greenest museum.

The Philippine Coral Reef is not only home to Nemo and his buddies, it's 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, anacondas, Amazonian piranhas, fruit bats, 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.

At the family-friendly California Academy of Sciences, you'll feel like you've taken a trip around the world in one day!

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What's included
  • Access to the aquarium
  • Access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, the rainforest, the planetarium, and the living roof
  • Admission to a wide range of daily programs
Cancellation

Cancellations are not possible for this ticket.

Venue
Address
California Academy of Sciences
55,Music Concourse Drive, 94118, San Francisco
Key info
Wheelchair accessible
Additional info

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
Reviews
Jun 10, 2018
Great deal & super fast & convenient!
May 6, 2018
:)
Apr 12, 2018
Very nice place with a lot to learn
Apr 11, 2018
Great experience viewing all forms and science disciplines.
Mar 20, 2018
My granddaughter and I enjoyed our day after having tea at the Japanese Tea Garden
I had purchased tickets on line and we breezed through
I would not recommend the restaurant
Have lunch in the cafe
Enjoyable day
Feb 25, 2018
Was fun and educational
Feb 20, 2018
We took 3 generations to visit the California Academy of Science and it kept all ages entertained.
Jan 17, 2018
I ordered 8 tickets for the California Academy of Sciences. No standing in line, just had them scan my tickets from my phone. And we had a fabulous time.
Dec 24, 2017
no comment
Dec 20, 2017
Great for children.

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