Entry ticket

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

Entry ticket

San Francisco: California Academy of Sciences Entry Ticket

From US$ 40.75 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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  • Feel a sense of wonder as you discover the magic of the natural world
  • Meet nearly 60,000 animal residents, from playful penguins to a white alligator
  • Explore hands-on exhibits and enjoy a diverse range of public programs
  • Gain entry to all shows and exhibits with new exhibits opening every year
  • Discover sauropods at the brand new World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibit
  • Visit with the whole family and find attractions for every age to enjoy
Full description

Discover the California Academy of Sciences located in the heart of Golden Gate Park where you can experience the only place on Earth with an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all in one day. With hands-on exhibitions, shows, and public programs, you’re in for an action-packed science adventure. Plunge into the world’s deepest living indoor coral reef, home to nearly 60,000 live animals, representing more than 1,000 unique species. Meet the newest African penguin chicks, Pogo and Ozzie, and the rest of the colony of playful penguins in African Hall. Then pay a visit to the iconic alligator with albinism, Claude. Catch the latest immersive show in the 75-foot planetarium, taking you on a spectacular journey to the far reaches of the universe, featuring different themes at varying times throughout the day. Step inside a lush, four-story rainforest teeming with life – from free-flying birds to exotic reptiles, amphibians, and more.

Investigate hundreds of specimens and dabble in hands-on activities for children and adults alike in the Naturalist Center. The adventure continues outside with unique rooftop views on the 2.5 acre living roof. Then, take an opportunity to activate your child’s curiosity about the natural world in our outdoor nature play and exploration space, Wander Woods.

  • General entry ticket
  • All exhibits and shows
  • 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. 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

  • Valid, physical photo ID is required for all guests ages 18+
  • While guests are no longer required to provide proof of full vaccination or a recent negative test, we still strongly encourage all guests to stay up-to-date on their vaccinations, and to mask up indoors
  • 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 280 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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September 5, 2022

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

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 10, 2022

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