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Golden Gate Park
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9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
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Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30 am

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 am
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The Academy will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Rainforest will be closed Sep. 9 & 10

What's New at the Academy 

No two visits to the Academy are the same. Check this page regularly for announcements of new exhibits, attractions, special events, and other updates.

Tour of the Universe

August 1, 2011

Saturn
Milky Way

 
Every Saturday in August, you can take a guided Tour of the Universe inside Morrison Planetarium. Using cutting-edge software with the latest scientific data, a live presenter will “fly” from Earth to the edge of the known Universe and back, with many stops along the way.

Watch as the Moon, Mars, Saturn, and countless stars soar overhead on the immersive, 75-foot-diameter screen. The scale of the Universe—and humanity’s place in it—may surprise you. How far have man-made objects traveled? How many extrasolar planets lie within range of our earliest radio transmissions? What does the afterglow of the Big Bang look like? Find the answers to these questions and more.

Tour of the Universe plays every 30 minutes on August 6, 13, 20 & 27 and September 3 & 4. Show passes are first-come, first-served. On other days, the planetarium shows the feature presentation Life: A Cosmic Story.
Jupiter


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Retrofit your imagination on a seismic journey into the dynamic forces that change our world, shape our planet, and change our culture. Don’t miss this all-new floor exhibit and planetarium show.

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