California Academy Of Sciences

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  • Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States, 94118
  • Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4153798000
  • Ticket Price: 34 USD
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Aquarium, Educational Site, Tour, Planetarium , Entertainment, Family And Kids, Architecture , Natural History Museum, Social, Arts, Museums

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.

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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 Ticket 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 reach 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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  • 35.81% of people who visit San Francisco include California Academy Of Sciences in their plan

  • 53.93% of people start their California Academy Of Sciences visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see California Academy Of Sciences

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  • A bit pricey, but well worth it. Fantastic biosphere (we had a butterfly land on one of our party), entertaining and educational planetarium (which was a fantastic show about coral reefs when we were there). The aquarium is pretty cool - some very large fish here! There is a good variety of healthy food available for purchase. We didn't get in to the 3D planet show unfortunately - there were too many people ahead of us in the line. Perhaps show these more often? We spent an afternoon here and still feel like there was heaps more to see that we didn't get to. My boys, aged 13 and 11 had a great time. Highly recommended.

  • Ticket prices are way too steep. Try visiting this museum on one of the free days. Not worth the $40 admission fee plus $15 of parking. Park closer to the gardens and walk over (its free). Check the showings on the planetarium list to ensure your interest. The cafe is expensive and the pizza we had in there was horrible. I would recommend packing your lunch if you are going here. Finally, the best part for us was the aquarium and the coral reefs. They are amazing to watch.

  • I really loved this place! My family is not from California and I loved all of the education they had about earthquakes including a "real life" experience, a movie in the theatre, and kids activities that my 5 year old son and my 11 year old brother loved. Their exhibits were well staffed and there was always someone available to provide education. They even had an area outside area where kids could just run around. Had a great time, I only wish that educational places like this were more accessible for every family. It was more than $100 for one adult and 2 children. The food was pricey too even for the simple cheese pizza.

  • I love this museum. My wife and I attend the nightlife event a couple times a year and we always bring new people and introduce them. It's every Thursday evening from 6pm to 10pm for the 21+ crowd. They do offer food and alcohol but it of course comes with a hefty price tag.

  • We liked visiting Cal Academy. Previous visits we wished there was more for our 2.5 year old to do. This time we found The Curiosity Grove. Great little place for the smaller kiddos to hang out and play!

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