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California Academy of Sciences

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California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences, recently named one of the ‘New Wonders of the World’ by Conde Nast Traveler, is an absolute must-see destination in San Francisco. Explore the world’s largest all-digital planetarium, a natural history museum, an aquarium, and a four story rainforest. The California Academy of Sciences allows you to experience the entire universe under one (living!) roof.

Rocket through the galaxy at the speed of light and journey deep into the oceans of the world as the California Academy of Sciences boldly brings ‘life to life’. Come face to face with snakes and piranhas, meet Claude the Albino Alligator and hang out with Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the South African Penguin colony.

The entire Academy is driven by two burning questions: How did life on earth develop and how will we sustain it? The 412,000 square foot structure is not only visually impressive, but may also be the greenest museum on the planet. Some of the many “green” features include a 2 ½ acre Living Roof, a large solar canopy, a water reclamation system, and walls that are insulated with recycled blue jeans!

Interactions with animals, educators, and biologists within immersive, hands-on exhibits offer discovery and wonder for guests of all ages. Check out the penguin feeding, swamp talk, coral reef & lagoon sessions (times and days vary).

Hours

Monday-Saturday, 9:30 am-5:00 pm;
Sunday, 11:00 am-5:00 pm
(Last ticket entry to CA Academy of Sciences is at 4:00 pm)
Please note, Go San Francisco Card holders may enter this attraction until closing or 5:30pm, whichever comes first.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Redemption Instructions

Present your Go San Francisco Card at the ticket office window. Your general admission ticket to the Academy includes access to all exhibits and shows. Check the daily schedule upon entry for events, times, and locations. The Planetarium Show and any special exhibits are capacity controlled and subject to availability on the day of your visit.

You may visit the California Academy of Sciences one time with your Go San Francisco Card.

Note

The Academy is free to the general public on select Sundays throughout the year and admission is provided on a first-come, first-served basis on these dates (February 9, 2014 and June 1, 2014). We advise visiting on an alternate date to avoid massive crowds.

Address

55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Public Transportation

Muni to Golden Gate Park: The #44-O'Shaughnessy bus stops across from the Academy.
The #5-Fulton and the #21-Hayes stop at 8th and Fulton Streets, just outside the park.
The N-Judah Muni Metro streetcar stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street; the Academy is a 5 minute walk.

Still from California Academy of Sciences video

The recently opened California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park has quickly become a premiere attraction for visitors to San Francisco. In addition to its tourist appeal, the Academy is also globally renowned for its cutting edge eco-friendly construction and impressive operations. There are nearly 40,000 live animals housed within the 400,000 square foot structure!

Be sure not to miss one of the best things to do in the Bay Area and see for yourself why the California Academy of Sciences has quickly become the number one ticketed attraction in San Francisco.

Save on admission to the California Academy of Sciences, plus San Francisco's top museums, sights, and tours all for one low price with the Go San Francisco Card.


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 5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 customer ratings)
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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

GO GO GO!!!!!!!
By happy person from lancashire,UK on
Pros:
Got To Front Of Line, Good food, Friendly staff, Amazing Planetarium
Cons:
no cons,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations California Academy of Sciences:

With go san francisco card you get to front of line just ask the security man or someone to get to the front its great for kids and adults and it is so big you may want a whole day like we did.

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Talk about GORGEOUS
By Ash the Traveller from New York on
Pros:
So Many Live Animals, great for photos, Butterfly Room, Live Shows, Beautiful Location, Great for kids, Planetarium, Great for couples, So Much To Seedo, So Much To See
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations California Academy of Sciences:

The SAN FRAN card made this trip so much better. Entry to the Academy of Sciences was painless, and we were able to enjoy a whole day there!

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[17 of 20 customers found this review helpful]

Great Day!
By Mac Daddy from Orange County on
Pros:
Awesome exhibits, Don't miss, Great lunch
Cons:
Closes too early,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations California Academy of Sciences:

This museum was awesome. I highly recommend it.We had awonderful time and a great lunch (kinda' expensive - but you get a lot of food). Don't miss the extreme mammals exhibit. It was a great day. I'd do this again and again...... and again!

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  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

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At a Glance

Address

55 Music Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118

Phone: (800) 794-7576

Website: www.calacademy.org

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