California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

Adult(18+) : $45.00
Child(3-17) : $35.00
Adult(18+) : $45.00
Child(3-17) : $35.00

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2 hours
Availability : Year round
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
Min Age : All ages
Tour Details

Explore the California Academy of Sciences in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for a day of unparalleled discovery, boasting the world’s only combined aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum. Dive into a vibrant indoor coral reef with over 60,000 live animals, including African penguins and the lovable alligator with albinism, Claude.

Journey through the cosmos in the 75-foot planetarium, visit a lush rainforest teeming with life, and engage in hands-on activities at the Naturalist Center. Outside, enjoy rooftop views on a living roof and ignite curiosity in children at Wander Woods, an engaging outdoor space designed for kids to explore through hands-on activities. It’s an ideal experience for individuals of all ages and anyone with a passion for the natural world. Reserve your tickets today!


Golden Gate Park (Google Map)
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Museum Hours

  • Monday – Saturday: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Price Includes

  • General admission ticket to California Academy of Sciences
  • Access to all exhibits and shows

Price Excludes

  • Food and drinks
What to Expect
  • Get access to the only place in the world with an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in one place.
  • Visit the famous Steinhart Aquarium with over 60,000 animals encompassing over 1,000 species.
  • Enter a vibrant four-story rainforest filled with a diverse array of life, including free-flying birds, exotic reptiles, amphibians, and massive Amazonian fish.
  • Watch a show in the 75-foot planetarium dome. Immerse yourself in state-of-the-art visualizations and hyper-realistic virtual environments. Journey from distant galaxies to the inner workings of our planet, and
  • witness the cosmos in unprecedented detail.
  • Visit the Natural History Museum and watch the vibrant story of life on Earth unfold through interactive exhibits, intriguing specimens, and insights into ongoing research by the Academy’s scientists.
Know Before You Go
  • Note that Planetarium show passes are necessary and can be obtained on a first-come, first-served basis. Upon your arrival at the Academy, use your smartphone to scan the QR code displayed in the lobby to reserve your preferred showtime. Please be aware that some shows may not be suitable for children under 7 years old, and children under 4 years old are not permitted.
  • Enjoy a meal or snack at the Academy Café or Terrace Restaurant, featuring locally sourced and sustainable grab-and-go cuisine.
  • Note that children 2 and under enter free of charge and do not require a ticket.

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