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Venture to the California Academy of Sciences, and explore an aquarium, a 4-story rain forest, a natural history museum, and the world's largest all-digital planetarium—all in 1 place. Home to cutting-edge research, tons of engaging exhibits, and 40,000 live animals, it’s a fun time for all ages.

Step foot in the massive 412,000 square foot (3.8 ha) museum, and marvel at the stunning life surrounding you—including a 2.5 acre (1 ha) living roof, a gigantic T-Rex skeleton, and a plethora of diverse life forms. Exhibits include:

Steinhart Aquarium – 38,000 animals and more than 900 species, including sharks, penguins, and exotic fish.

Kimball Natural History Museum – explores the evolution and maintenance of life on Earth, with 20 million specimens, including the popular 87-foot-long (25 m) blue whale and T-Rex skeleton.

4-Story Rain Forest – a fully-enclosed ecosystem allowing you to do everything from climbing through the lush canopy to exploring underwater tunnels.

Morrison Planetarium – the world's largest all-digital planetarium, with frequent shows using its state-of-the-art projector and technology.

Naturalist Center – the academy’s library and resource center, and an excellent place to discover more about the displays and to interact with staff members and other visitors.

Hearst Forum – an auditorium and 3-D theater that is home to daily movies, lectures, programs, and temporary exhibits.

Venture to the California Academy of Sciences, and explore an aquarium, a 4-story rain forest, a natural history museum, and the world's largest all-digital planetarium—all in 1 place. Home to cutting-edge research, tons of engaging exhibits, and 40,000 live animals, it’s a fun time for all ages.

Step foot in the massive 412,000 square foot (3.8 ha) museum, and marvel at the stunning life surrounding you—including a 2.5 acre (1 ha) living roof, a gigantic T-Rex skeleton, and a plethora of diverse life forms. Exhibits include:

Steinhart Aquarium – 38,000 animals and more than 900 species, including sharks, penguins, and exotic fish.

Kimball Natural History Museum – explores the evolution and maintenance of life on Earth, with 20 million specimens, including the popular 87-foot-long (25 m) blue whale and T-Rex skeleton.

4-Story Rain Forest – a fully-enclosed ecosystem allowing you to do everything from climbing through the lush canopy to exploring underwater tunnels.

Morrison Planetarium – the world's largest all-digital planetarium, with frequent shows using its state-of-the-art projector and technology.

Naturalist Center – the academy’s library and resource center, and an excellent place to discover more about the displays and to interact with staff members and other visitors.

Hearst Forum – an auditorium and 3-D theater that is home to daily movies, lectures, programs, and temporary exhibits.

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Duration 23h 59m Free cancellation No booking or credit card fees
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$34.95

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California Academy of Sciences General Admission

Activity/Location

California Academy of Sciences

55 Music Concourse Drive

San Francisco 94118

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • California Academy of Sciences

    55 Music Concourse Drive

    San Francisco 94118


Highlights

  • Aquarium, rain forest, museum & planetarium in 1 place

  • State-of-the-art research facility with hands-on exhibits

  • World's largest all-digital planetarium, with daily showings

  • Interacting with educators, biologists & 40,000 animals

  • Aquarium with the world's deepest coral reef exhibit


Inclusions

  • General admission ticket that includes access to all general-public shows and exhibits.


Exclusions

  • Multimedia audio-visual headsets for self-guided tours (available to rent on location)


Know Before You Book

  • Children 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • Showtimes and exhibits are subject to change without notice and some are capacity-controlled and subject to availability.

  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 72 hours before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

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