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About California Academy Of Sciences, San Francisco

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.

When it comes to California Academy of Science, it is probably one of the best attractions for kids in San Francisco. Are you facing hurdles in getting tickets for California Academy of Sciences in Seattle? This is your time to get sorted and get California Academy of Sciences ticket prices at slashed rates with us. Buy tickets for California Academy of Sciences tours with us and get to see this unique attraction on miracles of science and natural history from your own eyes. California Academy of Sciences tickets will offer you an opportunity to engage in the fascinating world of science with hands-on knowledge.

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California Academy Of Sciences Information

  • Strollers are allowed throughout the museum, with the exception of the Shake House section of the Earthquake exhibit.
  • If you need to leave the museum but plan to return the same day, please be sure to get your hand stamped at the exit.
  • Dress in layers as the rainforest area gets quite warm.

California Academy Of Sciences Tickets Prices

  • Senior (aged 65+) : 29.95 USD, Student : 29.95 USD
  • Youth (aged 12–17) : 29.95 USD, Child (aged 4–11) : 24.95 USD

How To Get To California Academy Of Sciences by Public Transport

  • Rail Stop: Irving St & 9th Ave
  • Bus Stop: Concourse Dr/Academy Of Sciences

Restaurants Near California Academy Of Sciences

  • Academy Cafe
  • The Terrace
  • Pacific Catch

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Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States

Phone: +1-4153798000

Ticket Price: 34 USD

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Time Required: 04:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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Skip the line and go behind-the-scenes at San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences – the only place on Earth with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and 4-story rainforest all under one (living) roof! On this small-group insider tour, enjoy an intimate look at either the academy’s research focus or animal life. Choose the Academy Tour to explore a lab, see the collection of rare gems and learn about the museum's history and scientists. Choose the Aquarium Tour to see and learn how the animals are cared for that live in the building. Both options include a reserved ticket to Morrison Planetarium and express entry to Rainforests of the World.

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Skip the line as you visit the California Academy of Sciences - the only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof! As this is your pre-paid ticket, you will skip all the massive ticket buying lines. And to make it as easy as possible, this ticket includes instant access, meaning you don't have to go to a separate kiosk to redeem your voucher — just present it right at the California Academy of Science's entrance and be on your way.

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  • While the museum loses a star because of its high admission price (and expensive cafe AND extra charges for certain tours), overall the experience here is top-notch. There's a lot of information to be found in the frequently rotating exhibits, and there is enough here to entertain children and adults alike. While much of the material is relatively basic, the frequent talks by staff scientists provide interests individuals the chance to ask their own questions about the material on display. The planetarium show is fine but nothing special.

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  • It is the Smithsonian of the West Coast. Although 4 times smaller than the Smithsonian, it houses an impressive number of exhibits, rainforest, planetarium and aquarium. The differences between the 2 museums is that Cal Academy of Sciences has big live exhibits (albino alligators, sting rays, etc vs butterflies/insects in the Smithsonian) and a very high entry fee compared to the free admission of the Smithsonian. It costs about $35. Student IDs are not exactly helpful as they just knock off $5 from the entry fee. Definitely worth one visit.

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  • One of my favorite places to take my son. There are so many fantastic areas to explore at Cal Academy and it incredibly exciting for kids and adults to explore. I love the rotating exhibits to keep it fresh, as well as all of the mainstays - Aquarium, rainforest, penguins, planetarium, living roof. Love being a member here! Come say hi to Claude and friends!

  • Good if you are travelling with kids. The 3 "I"s. Interactive. Interesting. Informative. Exhibits included the planetarium, the African animals, walk-in rainforest (with butterflies, frogs, snakes, macaws, etc), aquarium (eels, giant turtles, penguins, jellyfishes, seahorses, sea dragons. Check out the albino alligator too. Visited the pterosaurs special exhibition too teaching us about flight of these great creatures.

  • I visited here over Spring Break and it's a wonderful place. The exhibits are all very interesting, especially the Earthquake House. I nearly fell during the large magnitude earthquake, it was fun! The penguins are really cute as well. So if you're spending a day in San Francisco, I reccommend going. You'll learn something new.

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