California Academy of Science of San Francisco
What you need to know

The World’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Climb into the canopy of a four-story rainforest, and enjoy the wildflowers on a 2.5-acre living roof.

About the California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences of San Francisco is one of the oldest museums in the U.S.. Founded in 1853, originally in a sailing vessel, it was moved to Golden Gate Park in the 1900s. The Museum was first damaged in the earthquake of 1906 and then in 1989, since then it remained closed until the new opening in 2008.

Built designed by the famous Italian Architect Renzo Piano is called the “Museum that Breathes” and considered to be one of the greenest Building in the world with almost Zero-emission.

The Academy of Science is the World’s only Aquarium-Planetarium-Rainforest-Living Museum – Here you will find the “Steinhard” Aquarium with about 38,000 living animals representing nearly 900 different species and with representations of diverse marine environments and coral reefs.

Save money on admission with Saving Pass

With Saving Pass you will get General Admission + all Exhibits: Aquarium, Rainforest, Planetarium + 1 Show , Natural History Museum, and Living Roof. INSERT CITY PASS + GO SAN FRANCISCO CARD

Do not skip the Planetarium “Morrison”, the largest all-digital dome in the world and enjoy the spectacular Journey-among-the-Stars Show (included in the PASS). Explore the living 4-story Rainforest with a multitude of croaking frogs and chirping birds and the Museum of Natural History “Kimball” with the interesting “Animal Attraction Exhibit” to explore the wildest animal courtship and mating strategies.

Map: Location and Admission

  • LOCATION: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 5 pm - Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm - Thursday NightLife (21+): 6 – 10 pm
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