55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Planetarium will be closed Sep. 22, 23, 24

Mobile Apps

Stay connected and get more out of your visit to the Academy and Golden Gate Park with the Academy’s mobile apps.

Pocket Penguins

Pocket Penguins

Warning: Cute Alert! Our Penguin Cams are now available on a variety of devices! Get a live view of our African penguin exhibit anywhere, anytime with Pocket Penguins. Learn more

Available as a free download directly from:

Academy Insider

Academy Insider app

Download the Academy Insider, a free iPhone app that enhances the experience of exploring the California Academy of Sciences. The Academy Insider app provides information on exhibits throughout the museum, self-guided tours, a live daily programs feed, museum floor plans, step-by-step directions, and other useful tools. Users can learn more about Academy exhibits through fun facts, quizzes, video and audio clips, and other interactive activities.

Learn more

Download for iPhone

Science Today

Science Today app

The Science Today mobile app makes it easier than ever to stay up-to-date on the latest science news. Science Today produces original content on a wide range of topics, from Earth, life, and sustainability to space and technology—and now you can enjoy these articles and videos anytime, anywhere.

Learn more

Get it for Android


Pocket Penguins is available for Android smartphones directly from Google Play.

Android Market

Now for BlackBerry 10


Pocket Penguins is now available for BlackBerry 10 devices directly from BlackBerry World.

In the iTunes App Store


Browse our iPhone apps in the iTunes App Store.

App Store

Also in iTunes


The Academy’s Video Collections are also available for download on iTunes U.

Download on iTunes