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Located within Golden Gate Park, the building covers a sprawling 400,000 square foot area. The Academy is home to an Aquarium, Planetarium, Natural History Museum, Rainforest, 40,000 live animals, and more. One of the largest natural history museums in the world, it was completely rebuilt in 2008. It is one of the top kid-friendly places to visit in San Francisco and offers a host of activities, tours and special events that are fun, informative and entertaining for all ages.
The main attractions are the Morrison Planetarium, the Kimball Natural History Museum, Osher Rainforest and the Steinhart Aquarium. A whole day can be spent here exploring the many wonders and that too at the price of one entry ticket for all attractions.
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My husband's science & engineering career was launched when he visited the California Academy as a 9 year old... 70 years ago! Having been born and raised on a family farm in Switzerland, my interest was also sparked by the Academy when we joined after the new facility was created. This visit was especially exciting because we invited a family with three inquisitive boys and their workaholic father (who visited the Academy once many years ago, subsequently earning a degree in natural science) for whom we bought a Family Membership so they might have a reason to enjoy the special family quality time uniquely available at the academy. Watching the boys and their father (who is about to remarry) form a tighter bond in the grasp of scientific exploration is a celebration of the joy of giving back!
Came here a while back with a good friend of mine. We both had a blast wandering this expansive place. We enjoyed watching the penguins be fed and swimming with one another. There's also a deck area on the roof where you can see the surrounding garden. It's quite beautiful and definitely photogenic. Beware of strong winds, so hold onto your hats! The staff was friendly and helped us navigate the museum whenever we got lost. We also stopped by the gift shop, which was actually a bit small compared to other gift ships. Nevertheless, they still had interesting knick knacks for guests. Like all gift shops, the prices here were a little high for our shoestring, college student wallets.
Beautiful facility with an amazing rooftop green space. There's plenty to look at and interact with but make sure you go when it isn't busy. We happened to visit during field-trip season and it was packed. Barely able to look at or interact with anything. Not much you can do about it but I probably wouldn't go back again considering how much admission costs.
Good place for children, the shows are pretty good. Too expensive unless you take a yearly pass. There is one similar in Los Angeles and there it's free. But if you are in Bay Area this is a good place to frequent. Consider going on weekdays. Weekends are crazy busy. Car parking is super expensive. So park on the roads
One star because zero isn't an option. Seriously, $&@# this place! Twenty dollars for parking, thirty six dollars per person, and for what? Two or three crappy, crowded exhibits. Really? Look, I don't want to sound like, "When I was a kid ...", but when I was a kid it was less than ten dollars, the parking was hard to find but free, and the exhibits, especially the solar system exhibit, were awesome. Now, just %#&$ this place.