Explore California Academy of Sciences entrance tickets
Attractions & guided tours

Explore California Academy of Sciences entrance tickets

Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Validity: Flexible
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit a world-class aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum - all under one living roof
  • See the biggest and deepest indoor coral reef in the world
  • Experience climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican living rainforest
  • Explore an academy designed by an award-winning architect located in the center of the picturesque Golden Gate Park
What to expect

Discover the California Academy of Sciences with this entry ticket and explore its top sites (and hidden ones too): aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, and Natural History Museum all in one day. Plus, meet Claude the alligator, hang out with the African penguin colony and the 38,000 other live animals.

Starting from making your way to its location in the center of the Golden Gate Park, enjoy instant access to skip-the-line and just present your ticket at the entrance. Then, you'll start your journey which includes meeting Claude, the American alligator with albinism, hanging out with the African Penguin colony, and the 38,000 other live animals.

Learn how it was designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano and will inspire a lifelong curiosity for the natural world. By the end, you'll experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Admission
    Where

    55 Music Concourse Drive San Francisco, CA 94118

    Meeting point:
    You will meet at 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California 94118 USA.
    What to remember
    • Infants (age 0-2): free admission and no ticket or booking is required
    • The usual opening hours are Monday to Saturday from 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm. These are subject to change
    • To reserve a showtime for the planetarium, you'll need to scan the QR code posted in the lobby with your mobile phone as soon as you arrive. The planetarium has limited capacity, and shows may not be appropriate for children under 7 (minimum age: 4 years)
    • Exhibits are subject to close/change without notice. Other information is also subject to change
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    Provider
    California Academy of Sciences
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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