Tickets for California Academy of Sciences: Skip The Line

An aquarium, planetarium, rainforest and more!

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Overview
Opening hours
Today:  11:00 - 17:00
Monday:  09:30 - 17:00
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
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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Ticket features
Instant ticket delivery
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
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 13, 2019
Cheaper, faster and convenient
Jun 3, 2019
Absolutely fantastic experience! I had my girlfriends relatives in town and we had the best time! I would recommend this to everyone of all ages.
Jun 3, 2019
Great! Worked like a charm.
Jun 2, 2019
Staff was so polite and helpful. Thank you
Jun 2, 2019
Super fun
May 21, 2019
The tickets acquisition was very fast and secure, and the visit is simply wonderful!
May 20, 2019
Fun day with kids
May 19, 2019
Ordered tkts online while in line at museum n beat most of the people through the entrance. Quick, easy, less expensive!
May 15, 2019
Excellent place to people interested in science.
May 13, 2019
Super simple.

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