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.

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

Ticket Donations
California Academy of Sciences building

Your school, foundation, or organization can request up to four free general admission tickets per year for fundraising.

To request admission to the Academy for your fundraising event, please complete the application below. In an effort to be more sustainable, donation requests can only be submitted online. If approved, the tickets will be emailed to the address provided on the application. We appreciate your support of our mission.

We regret that applications submitted with less than 4 weeks’ notice may be declined. For more information please contact us at (415) 379-8000.

Donation Request Application

The maximum donation available to each organization is 4 general admission tickets per year. California Academy of Sciences tickets are not for resale. Specialty Tours, Special Events, and Memberships are not available as part of our donation program. If approved, please allow 4-6 weeks to receive your tickets.

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The Academy will not share your email address with any outside party.

Please provide as many details as possible.


Are you a 501c3 Non-profit organization? *

Have you already requested ticket donations this calendar year? *

Is this a fundraising event benefiting a non-profit organization? *

For faster delivery, I would like my donation tickets to be emailed.



Monday - Saturday

9:30 am - 5:00 pm


11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased up to an hour before closing.

The Academy is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Please Note


Demand can exceed capacity for many of our exhibits and attractions. We cannot guarantee admittance to every attraction during your visit.