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San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

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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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Experience

Highlights
  • 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
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Covid-19 Update

Due to health and safety regulations, this itinerary may change. See Know before you go for the latest updates.

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.

Includes
  • General entry ticket
  • Exhibits and shows
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or a negative test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts
    • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc)

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    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

    What to bring

    • Face mask or protective covering

    Know before you go

    • All visitiors aged 2 and over must continue to wear a mask indoors
    • Effective February 1, all guests ages 12+ who are eligible to receive the COVID-19 booster must provide proof of full vaccination and a booster shot to enter the museum. Negative COVID-19 tests will no longer be accepted for entry
    • Effective March 15, proof of full vaccination will also be required for ages 5-11, with this age group exempted from the booster requirement at this time
    • Acceptable forms of proof include a paper vaccination card, photo of valid vaccination card, or digital vaccination card. Visitors ages 18 years and over will also be required to provide photo ID
    • 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

    4.4 /5

    based on 175 reviews

    Review summary

    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Service
      4.6/5
    • Organization
      4.6/5

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    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 21, 2022

    First of all I appreciated the level of precautionary measures taken against covid-19 they ensured everyone had masks on and only those vaccinated could enter the premises. Other than that we got to explore and they had staff at each exhibition to answer any questions and it was heart warming seeing kids asking staff questions out of curiosity. Great experience

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    January 24, 2022

    My husband and I took my 10 year old daughter and we all really enjoyed our visit. Staff really friendly and informative. Covid checks in place and place clean. Planetarium amazing as was the rainforest. Food court had good coffee and snacks, usual pizza/fast food style but also soups and salads. Would definitely recommend and go again.

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    December 19, 2021

    Product ID: 8481