C is for California Academy of Sciences


California Academy of Sciences

@ 2012 The Academy of Sciences

The Academy of Sciences is the only place in the world with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, a 3D theater, a lecture hall, a Naturalist Center, two restaurants, an adjacent garden and aviary, a roof terrace, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof, which is located in world-famous Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA. The Academy is a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.

The Academy of Sciences renovation took ten years to complete and cost $100 million privately funded dollars. The Academy’s commitment to sustainability earned the platinum rating (highest rating possible) for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The museum is open 363 days a year (closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas) Monday – Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm and Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Tickets can be purchased on-site or online. During peak periods, a $5 admission surcharge is added to ticket purchases at the door. This surcharge does not apply to tickets purchased online, which are valid any day, including peak periods. More more information please visit http://www.calacademy.org/visit/

General Admission Buy Tickets
Adult $29.95
Senior (ages 65 and over) $24.95
Student $24.95
Youth (ages 12-17) $24.95
Child (ages 4-11) $19.95
Ages 3 and under FREE