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Visit an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. Buy ahead and save!

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    Monday – Saturday:
    9:30 am – 5 pm
    Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
    Thursday NightLife (21+): 6 – 10 pm

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    8:30 – 9:30 am
    Sunday: 10 – 11 am

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  • Getting Here

    Golden Gate Park
    55 Music Concourse Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94118

Heads up! September is a big month for routine exhibit maintenance and updates at the Academy. Please keep these upcoming closures in mind when planning your visit: Morrison Planetarium (September 16-18); Naturalist Center (September 17); Curiosity Grove (September 25). The Swamp habitat is undergoing a major refresh and will be closed beginning September 17. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Guests marvel at the enormous Philippine Coral Reef exhibit

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Special Offer 9/1-10/31/19 details

*Limited-time offer details: Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.