California Academy of Sciences Tickets
San Francisco, California, USA
- Tour an Amazon rainforest
- Planetarium experience
- Meet Academy scientists and researchers
- Priority skip-the-line access to the California Academy of Sciences
- Ticket flexibility; you have six months from date of purchase to redeem your ticket
About this San Francisco Tour
Explore the possibilities of science on this one-of-a-kind adventure! On your self-guided tour of the California Academy of Sciences, experience a variety of ecosystems, wildlife, and worlds beyond our own. This is one of the best cultural and scientific institutions in the country.
Go on a tour of a living rainforest, enclosed in a four-story glass dome. Step inside a world filled with colorful birds, reptiles, and other rainforest inhabitants. The vegetation is also accurately depicted in this spherical exhibit. It is quite an unforgettable experience!
Your tour of the California Academy continues to the Kimball Natural History Museum. There are plenty of things to do and see during this portion of your tour. See the skeletal remains of a Tyrannosaurus rex and a blue whale. Check out the many exhibits that feature ecologies from around the globe. Next, head over to the Morrison Planetarium, known as the largest digital planetarium in the world. Experience the vastness of the cosmos that uses an actual live feed from NASA for an authentic recreation.
Last, head over to Steinhart Aquarium. Discover 38,000 of the best aquatic creatures from both fresh and salt waters on display. The aquarium also houses a tide pool, coral reef, and marsh habitats. During your tour, catch a live show or one of the many presentations that are featured daily.
Please make your way to the California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
We encourage you to explore museum exhibits at your pace. Elements of tours and exhibits at the Academy are subject to change without prior notice.
Visitors can enter the building until 4:00 pm. The building closes at 5:00 pm sharp. Limited visiting hours on Christmas and Thanksgiving Days.
Walk as much or as little as you wish, at your pace. Wheelchairs are available at the Coat Check on a first come, first served basis.
Ticket, Family Friendly, Wilderness/ Wildlife
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages. Children 3 years of age and younger participate free of charge.
Special Medical Restriction
Listening devices are available for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing. Service animals for disabled persons are permitted.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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