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See the Academy's Giants of Land and Sea exhibit

Discover the wonders of the universe at the California Academy of Sciences. With your instant access ticket, spend the day exploring several fascinating world-class exhibits and galleries at your own pace.

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Visit the grand California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park and get ready for a wonderfully educational day of discovery and exploration. This museum is one-of-a-kind in that it houses an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum all under one roof! Bursting with life, explore its many galleries and interactive exhibits with your instant access ticket. From indoor rainforests and coral reef systems to wildflower gardens, and even a touch-tank to learn about various tide pool creatures like abalone, starfish and more - a day at the Academy is great fun for the whole family.
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[COVID-19 UPDATE] Due to the Covid-19 situation and in response to guidelines and information from local and state public health authorities, the Academy remains closed to the public until May 31, 2020. Visit www.calacademy.org/academy-at-home to stay connected to the museum with their curated collection.
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Adult (Age 18-64)
USD 35.95
USD 35.95
Child (Age 3-17)
USD 28.04
USD 28.04
Senior (Age 65 & over)
USD 31.28
USD 31.28
Student (Age 18 & over)
USD 31.28
USD 31.28
Infant (Age 0-2)
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Adult (Age 18-64)
from USD 35.95
from USD 35.95
Child (Age 3-17)
from USD 28.04
from USD 28.04
Senior (Age 65 & over)
from USD 31.28
from USD 31.28
Student (Age 18 & over)
from USD 31.28
from USD 31.28
Infant (Age 0-2)
free
free
  • Available: Daily
  • Pick-up: Not available
  • Inclusion: Instant access admission ticket
Package detail / Schedule
Location, direction and description
Itinerary
Hours of Operation
Monday to Saturday: 09:30 to 17:00
Sunday: 11:00 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:00

Holiday Hours of Operation:
Thanksgiving Day: 10:00 to 15:00
Last entry at 14:00

Christmas Eve: 09:30 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:00

Christmas Day: 11:00 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:00

New Year's Eve: 09:30 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:00

New Year's Day: 09:30 to 17:00
Last entry at 16:00

Open daily, 365 days a year.
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Location, direction and description
By public transportation:

The N-Judah Muni Metro Streetcar, which is wheelchair-accessible, stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street. To reach the Academy, travel north on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park. 9th Avenue becomes Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & continue until you reach Music Concourse Drive, then turn right & continue to the Academy's entrance.

The #44-O'Shaughnessy bus stops across from the Academy at the Music Concourse on Tea Garden Drive (southbound) & in front of the Academy on Music Concourse Drive (northbound).

The #5-Fulton bus stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside the park. From 8th Avenue, walk into the park and turn right on John F. Kennedy Drive and then turn left onto Music Concourse Drive.

From the Amtrak Station at the Ferry Building, walk up Market Street away from the waterfront to the Muni Metro Embarcadero Station. Catch the N-Judah Muni Metro Streetcar to the Irving Street and Ninth Avenue stop.
Location, direction and description
The Golden Gate Park Shuttle is a free shuttle bus service operating on weekends and holidays from 09:00 to 18:00 within Golden Gate Park.
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By car:

From the North Bay/101 South: From the toll plaza, take the 19th Avenue/Park Presidio Boulevard exit and go through the tunnel to Park Presidio Boulevard. Go two miles (7 blocks) to Cabrillo Street. Turn right on Cabrillo, then right again on 14th Avenue. Proceed one block north to Balboa Street and turn right. Cross Park Presidio Boulevard and turn right onto 8th Avenue, then continue on 8th into Golden Gate Park. Once in the park, make a right turn and then an immediate left—the Academy will be to your left.

From the South Bay/I-280 North: At Daly City, take Route 1 North toward 19th Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge. Just past the entrance to Golden Gate Park, turn right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. At the second stop sign, turn left onto Music Concourse Drive.
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By car:

From the East Bay/I-80 West: Continue on I-80 through San Francisco for about one mile, then bear right, following signs for Golden Gate Bridge/US101 North. Follow signs for Octavia Street and Fell Street. The freeway ends at Market Street. Cross Market Street and go four blocks, then make a left turn on Fell Street. Go 1.5 miles on Fell Street. For access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, bear right just beyond Shrader Street and turn right to Stanyan Street. Go two blocks and make a left turn to Fulton Street. Take Fulton to 10th Avenue, then turn left into the parking facility. For surface parking, continue on Fell Street, and just after Shrader Street, bear left onto Kezar Drive. Bear right on JFK Drive.

Please note that JFK Drive is closed on Sundays from Transverse Drive to McLaren Lodge. Tea Garden Drive remains open for pick-up and drop-off, accessible via Concourse Drive from MLK, Jr. Drive.
Parking information
The Music Concourse Parking Facility is located on Fulton Street and 10th Avenue and is open seven days a week. It includes 15 wheelchair-accessible spots near the elevator, allowing individuals with disabilities to easily access the Academy's front entrance.

Bike racks are located on Music Concourse Drive to the left and right of the drop-off areas outside the Academy, as well as on Nancy Pelosi Drive to the right and left of the staff footbridge. However, please note that for safety reasons, bicycles, tricycles, skateboards, and scooters are not permitted inside the Academy.

On weekends and holidays, the garage often fills to capacity early in the day and public transportation is highly encouraged during these times.
Notes
Restriction(s)
    • This activity is wheelchair accessible.
    • Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Required Items to Bring & Attire
    • Students must bring a valid school ID if purchasing under student rates.
Requirement(s) - Others
    • You must proceed to the Group Service Desk to redeem your vouchers.
Additional Note(s)
    • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.
    • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation.
    • Guests are allowed to bring their own food and drinks, but storage is not provided for any items brought into the facility.
    • Last entry will be one (1) hour before the museum closes.
    • Drinks and meals are available for purchase.
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Payment/Cancellation policy
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Cancellation Policy
  • Any cancellations made after 09:30 local time, 10 business days prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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