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Immerse yourself in the extraordinary exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences—Conde Nast dubbed the facility one of the "New Wonders of the World"—with behind-the-scenes access to special areas and collections and a chance to interact with world-class scientists and researchers.

Delve into the inner workings at the California Academy of Sciences—this renowned scientific research and education facility features a planetarium, a 4-story rainforest, an aquarium, and live animal exhibits. The wonders of science and nature are at your fingertips as you learn about how the academy makes its own seawater with the aid of careful monitoring by scientists.

Step onto a private viewing deck to check out the 2.5-acre sustainable living roof, and access a research lab to chat with scientists studying earthquakes, anthropology, animal behavior, and more. Enter a secured vault to check out geology specimens, and learn about the revolutionary green design and architecture that make this museum unique.

After your tour, enjoy express entry to the Rainforests of the World Biosphere and confirmed seating in the world’s largest all-digital planetarium for the show of your choice. Explore the Academy’s fascinating exhibits and intriguing displays at your leisure—your pass provides admission for the rest of the day.

Immerse yourself in the extraordinary exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences—Conde Nast dubbed the facility one of the "New Wonders of the World"—with behind-the-scenes access to special areas and collections and a chance to interact with world-class scientists and researchers.

Delve into the inner workings at the California Academy of Sciences—this renowned scientific research and education facility features a planetarium, a 4-story rainforest, an aquarium, and live animal exhibits. The wonders of science and nature are at your fingertips as you learn about how the academy makes its own seawater with the aid of careful monitoring by scientists.

Step onto a private viewing deck to check out the 2.5-acre sustainable living roof, and access a research lab to chat with scientists studying earthquakes, anthropology, animal behavior, and more. Enter a secured vault to check out geology specimens, and learn about the revolutionary green design and architecture that make this museum unique.

After your tour, enjoy express entry to the Rainforests of the World Biosphere and confirmed seating in the world’s largest all-digital planetarium for the show of your choice. Explore the Academy’s fascinating exhibits and intriguing displays at your leisure—your pass provides admission for the rest of the day.

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General Admission with 11 AM Tour

Duration 23h 59m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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General Admission with 2 PM Tour

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General Admission with 3:30 PM Tour

Duration 23h 59m Nonrefundable No booking or credit card fees
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California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Activity/Location

California Academy of Science

55 Music Concourse Drive

San Francisco 94118

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • California Academy of Sciences

    55 Music Concourse Drive

    San Francisco 94118


Highlights

  • Special access to staff-only areas & secured collections

  • Interaction with world-class researchers in the laboratory

  • Looking at the aquarium systems & 2.5-acre living roof

  • Flora & fauna of a stunning 4-story rainforest biosphere

  • Astronomical adventure in the state-of-the-art planetarium


Inclusions

  • 1-hour guided behind-the-scenes tour

  • General admission

  • Express entry to Rainforests of the World Biosphere

  • Confirmed seating for the planetarium show of your choice

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children 7 and younger are not allowed.

  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

This reservation is non-refundable and cannot be changed or cancelled after booking.

Location

California Academy of Science, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States