1. United States
  2. California
  3. San Francisco
  4. Golden Gate Park

Skip The Line: California Academy of Sciences Entrance

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Visit San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences, the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. The venue allows you to see African penguins, rocket through the galaxy, experience a coral reef, and much more, all in one place!
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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 albino alligator, and see thousands of exotic fish in the aquarium
  • Enjoy the wildflowers on the 2.5-acre living roof
  • Use your mobile ticket to skip-the-line and check-in so you can have more time to explore
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 albino alligator, 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
  • Skip-the-line admission
  • Exhibits and shows
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks

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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.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Your entrance ticket to the Academy includes all exhibits and shows
• Children 2 years old and younger can enter for free
• Please note some shows are capacity controlled and subject to availability
• Please note that your mobile voucher is your ticket to get inside so no need to line up

From US$ 36.95 per person

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