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.

Parking and traffic in Golden Gate Park will be congested the weekend of 4/19–4/20. Save $3 on Academy admission when you take public transportation.

The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 4/24. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Academy Blogs

Academy scientists, adventurers and other staff members are blogging about the work behind our efforts to explore, explain and sustain life. Read current science news, follow the challenges and triumphs of researchers doing fieldwork around the world, ask a question of an Academy naturalist, and much more.


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Academy Community


Blogs aren’t the only places where Academy community members can connect and communicate. Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and other social networking and media sharing sites are all abuzz.

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