Visitors explore a four-story living rainforest, a planetarium with a 75-foot dome, a moving earthquake exhibit, a living roof, and more
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- Admission to the Museum
- Free admission for children ages 2 and under
- Senior or student must present an ID proof
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- Health and safety regulations:
- All staff members and guests ages 3 and up are required to wear masks indoor and outdoor at all times
- Guests are required to consult health self-screening questions prior to their scheduled visit
- Visitors are required to keep a distance of a minimum 6 ft between their party and other guests
- Guests are required to follow directional signage, floor decals, and staff instructions
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Need To Know
About California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences, based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Inside one of the greenest museums in the world, visitors find exhibits and experiences that can only be seen at the Academy: including 40,000 animals living in the aquarium and live penguins in African Hall, and new exhibits throughout the year.
- Size: There is a lot happening under the 2.5-acre living roof: walk past the massive T. Rex skeleton to see the 40,000 animals living in the aquarium, and check out the 90-foot glass dome rainforest, the 87-foot long blue whale skeleton, and more.
- Crown Jewel: The Steinhart Aquarium, one of most biologically diverse and interactive aquariums on earth. Home to 40,000 living animals.
- Eye Catcher: Claude, the beloved albino alligator sitting on his rock in the Swamp exhibit.
- Giants of Land and Sea: Experience Northern California's natural wonders hands-on: guests feel their way through an immersive fog room, try to hold their balance in an earthquake room, virtually climb the top of a towering redwood tree, and examine several native specimens and fossils.
- Don't Miss: Our colony of African Penguin as they waddle, splash, and socialize with each other.
- Venom: Fangs, Stingrays, and Spines. Learn how scientists are studying venom to harness compounds that could hold the key to curing human disease in our newest exhibit.