California Academy of Sciences

Gate Prices: Adult $34.95 / Child $24.95
5/5 3 Reviews
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Gate Prices Adult $34.95
Child $24.95

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).

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.

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Getting In

Proceed to the CA Academy of Sciences Main Ticket Window Present your admission pass to any Ticket agent for entry. Be sure to get your admission pass back from the staff as you will need it to access your other attractions

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)

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

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.
 

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

GO GO GO!!!!!!!
By happy person from lancashire,UK on
Pros:
Good food, Amazing Planetarium, Got To Front Of Line, Friendly staff
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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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Talk about GORGEOUS
By Ash the Traveller from New York on
Pros:
So Many Live Animals, Butterfly Room, Great for couples, So Much To See, Live Shows, Great for kids, So Much To Seedo, Beautiful Location, great for photos, Planetarium
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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[18 of 21 customers found this review helpful]

Great Day!
By Mac Daddy from Orange County on
Pros:
Great lunch, Awesome exhibits, Don't miss
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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