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San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

Entry ticket

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

From US$ 38.75 per person


Visit San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences, the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-museum. See African penguins, rocket through the galaxy, experience a coral reef, and much more.

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  • Explore an aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, and natural history museum all in one day at the California Academy of Sciences
  • Experience the world's largest all-digital planetarium as you journey into space
  • Visit the African Penguin exhibit, marvel at Claude, the American alligator with albinism, and see thousands of exotic fish in the aquarium
  • Enjoy the wildflowers on the 2.5-acre living roof
Full description

Visit the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. The superb complex incorporates all 4 attractions under one living roof, with exhibits and shows that explain the universe! Don’t miss the African penguins – and 38,000 other live animals – at the California Academy of Sciences in the heart of Golden Gate Park, a must-see attraction in San Francisco. Rocket through the galaxy at the speed of light or journey deep into the oceans of the world as the Academy boldly brings life to life. Come face-to-face with snakes and piranhas, meet Claude the American alligator with albinism, and hang out with Pierre, Howard, Ocio, and the rest of the South African penguin colony. Stroll through the rainforest dome with its free-flying birds and butterflies and become immersed in the rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the flooded Amazon. Discover Borneo bats, chameleons, poison dart frogs, leaf cutter ants, gliders, snakes, and so much more. Catch the latest amazing digital planetarium show, taking you on a spectacular journey to the far reaches of the universe, held 7-10 times a day. Designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano, the museum housed under a living roof will inspire lifelong curiosity for the natural world as you 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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    Meeting point

    The California Academy of Science is located at 55 Music Concourse Drive, inside Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. On the day, proceed directly to the attraction entrance and present your ticket for entry to the California Academy of Sciences.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Photo ID is required for all guests ages 18+
    • While masks are no longer required indoors, guests are strongly recommended to still wear them
    • To reserve entry to the Planetarium you will need to scan a QR code with your smartphone at the Academy and select an entry time
    • Children under 4 are not permitted inside the Planetarium
    • General entry ticket, exhibits, and shows are included
    • Food and drinks will not be provided
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.5 /5

    based on 243 reviews

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    The was a little vague at first, but I still purchased my tickets to the museum. Within hours of the museum opening, I started to receive text notifications reminding me about my event. I really liked this. The tickets were easy to retrieve after purchase, they went directly to my digital wallet. At the venue I pulled up the tickets on my phone and they were scanned at the door, no problems. The process was easier after to first initial set up. I’d use this app again and again!

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    March 23, 2023

    California Academy of Sciences were the tickets that I purchased through GET YOUR GUIDE. The experience was pretty awesome. It’s an interactive natural history museum, aquarium, imax theater all wrapped into one location. The cafe had a good menu. I really appreciated that the app was very helpful in answering all my questions in regard of what to expect (health and safety precautions) what is available, helpful tips and suggestions. Made the trip that much more smoother and hassle free (especially if you have little ones)

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    March 23, 2023

    Fabulous location for a great museum so well suited for children and families. My favorite was the Naturalist Museum. So interesting and informative. Thanks for the great experience. Oh my objection was to the need for booster proof upon entering. Never had to do that domestically.

    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 8481