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Guests are no longer required to provide proof of vaccination before entry. Masks are encouraged indoors for all guests ages 2+.
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California Academy of Sciences Exhibits
Buy discount California Academy of Sciences tickets from GreatWorkPerks and learn about the extraordinary creatures of the California Coast and the Philippine Coral Reef!
Be sure to catch the shows at the Academy!
Equipped with state-of-the-art equipment for an immersive experience, make a mental note not to miss this on your visit!
Don’t miss the Osher Rainforest, a magnificent dome that reaches a height of 90 feet, where you will encounter over 1,600 animals and plants, including an Amazonian tree boa.
Kimball Natural History Academy
Look back into 160 years’ worth of research into the history of fossils, specimens, and the role of color in the natural world!
Feast your eyes on the 87-foot-long blue whale suspended from the ceiling and the T-Rex that greets you in the Main Lobby! Say hello to them as you enter!
Where can I eat at the California Academy of Sciences?
The Academy Café
Open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; the café offers delicious and freshly prepared food!
The Terrace Restaurant
Enjoy your plant-based meals with fresh air and beautiful views. Pair that with a glass of wine or their unique selection of regional beers, and you are guaranteed to have a good time!
Frequently Asked Questions about the California Academy of Sciences
Are reservations required at the California Academy of Sciences?
No, reservations are not required. You may bring your discount California Academy of Sciences tickets for walk-in visits.
Where is the California Academy of Sciences located?
The Academy is in Golden Gate Park at 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118.
How much is parking at California Academy of Sciences?
Their free street parking is available on MLK Dr., Nancy Pelosi Dr., and Stow Lake Dr.
What are the operating hours of the Academy?
The Academy is open 365 days a year! You can visit on Monday to Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last entry is one hour before closing.
What are the hours for the Osher Rainforest and Morrison Planetarium?
The Osher Rainforest is open on Mondays to Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and on Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
The Morrison Planetarium is open multiple times daily. Reservations are required for the shows due to limited capacity.
How much are adult California Academy of Sciences tickets?
The discount tickets for adults can be bought through GreatWorkPerks at a discounted price starting from $34.75 instead of the $38.75 gate price.
How much are child California Academy of Sciences tickets?
The discount tickets for children can be bought through GreatWorkPerks at a discounted price starting from $29.25 instead of the $31.79 gate price.
How much are senior/student California Academy of Sciences tickets?
The discount tickets for seniors (65+) and students (18+) can be bought through GreatWorkPerks at a discounted price starting from $29.75 compared to the $33.71 gate price.
Can I buy tickets at the door?
No, walk-up purchases are not available at this time.
Can I bring outside food into the Academy?
Yes, guests are allowed to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages.
Can I pay via cash at the Academy?
Cash is always accepted, but electronic payments or payments by card are a quick way to get to your adventure!
How soon do I receive my discount California Academy of Sciences tickets from GreatWorkPerks
You will receive your discount tickets and receipt immediately after your purchase!
Do I have to print my discount California Academy of Sciences tickets?
No, you do not need to print them out. You can just show the tickets from your smartphone.
Will I be able to rent a wheelchair at the Academy?
Manual wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Are pets allowed in the Academy?
Although we love our pets, only registered service dogs are allowed due to safety concerns.
Is the Academy handicap accessible?
Yes, the Academy is very accommodating.
What are the COVID-19 preventive measures implemented by the Academy to help prevent the spread of the virus?
All guests aged 12 and up must provide proof of complete vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of a scheduled visit. Masks are also a requirement for guests aged two and up while indoors.
What if I cannot come to the Academy on my selected date because I’m unvaccinated?
If you cannot visit on your selected date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org assistance with rescheduling.
Does the Academy allow at-home tests as proof of being negative for COVID-19?
No, the only valid results must be from a lab. Visitors 18 years or older should also bring a valid photo ID to verify that the negative test result is their own.
Last updated June 07, 2023.
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