California Academy of Sciences
Skip the lines and visit the California Academy of Sciences - the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a 4-storey rainforest all under one roof! Beat the massive queues with this pre-paid admission ticket.
Filled with hundreds of exhibits and thousands of animals, the California Academy of Sciences has something for everyone to enjoy. Ideal for a family day out, prepare to be amazed as you learn all about the planet's diversity and biology. Explore earth, ocean and space, all in one place.
The California Academy of Sciences is the only place in the world to combine a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and world-class research and education facility under one roof. All housed in the world's largest public green building designed by award winning architect Renzo Piano.
Topped with a living roof, a 2.5 acre expanse of native California plants, providing a habitat for birds, butterflies and insects, it blends seamlessly into the beautiful landscape of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Park. Daily interactions with animals, educators, and biologists within immersive, hands-on exhibits offer discovery and wonder for guests of all ages. The Academy will inspire lifelong curiosity and appreciation for the natural world as you experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe.
This general admission ticket includes all shows and exhibits.
You will receive a voucher including all information you need including:
- Where do you have to call to confirm the booking
- The location of the meeting point
- How to receive pick up time
Print out the voucher and read the instructions carefully.
City San Francisco
Address or meeting point 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
Hours & minutes Monday-Saturday 9:30am to 5pm and Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Start or opening time All tours operate daily and are approximately 1 hour. Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour: 11am and 2pm; Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour: 1pm and 3pm; Aquarium Adventure Tour: 10am; Reefs to Rainforest Adventure Tour: 3:30pm.
Maximum number Behind-the-Scenes and Adventure Tours have a capacity of 14 guests.
Is it feasible for wheelchair-confined persons? Yes.
Which currencies are accepted? American Dollars.
Others Behind-the-Scenes and Adventure Tours include General Admission. Reservations recommended for dining at the Moss Room Restaurant. Wheelchairs are available at the coat check on a first come, first served basis. Guide and service animals are permitted in the museum. Audio tours are available in English for visitors who are blind or partially sighted. Assistive listening devices are available for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing.