55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
94118
415.379.8000
Regular Hours:

Daily

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:

Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30 am

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 am
Closures
Notices

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.

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.

New Academy Tours

July 2, 2012

Get up-close and personal with the Academy on one of four brand new tours launching today.  Learn something new about life on Earth, life at the Academy, or both, on the guided tour that best matches your interests.

Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour – 11:00 am and 2:00 pm daily

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Explore the Academy from an insider’s perspective and spend an hour behind the scenes learning more about the institution’s 159-year history and how its scientists are tackling critical questions about life on Earth.  Visit the research collections and a working laboratory, get closer to the living roof, and see breathtaking geology specimens in the vault.

  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Guests ages 8+ only
  • Includes General Admission
  • Includes express entry into the rainforest exhibit, and reserved planetarium seats
  • 10% discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy gift shops
  • $54.95 per adult or child; $19.95 for members
    Buy tickets »

 
Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour – 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm daily

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Go behind the scenes to learn about the history of Steinhart Aquarium and how biologists care for the 38,000 animals—butterflies, fish, penguins, even an albino alligator—that live in the building.  Visit the food prep kitchen, see the complex water filtration system, and much more on an hour-long exclusive aquarium tour.

  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Guests ages 8+ only
  • Includes General Admission
  • Includes express entry into the rainforest exhibit, and reserved planetarium seats
  • 10% discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy gift shops
  • $54.95 per adult or child; $19.95 for members
    Buy tickets »

 
Aquarium Adventure Tour – 10:00 am daily

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This tour explores amazing species from all over the world that make their homes in everything from cold saltwater to warm freshwater.   You will learn about the aquarium’s history, some of the amazing adaptations animals use to survive in the water, and what the Academy is doing to learn more about them, both here and in the field.

  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Guests ages 5+ only
  • Includes General Admission
  • Includes express entry into the rainforest exhibit, and reserved planetarium seats
  • 10% discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy gift shops
  • $54.95 per adult or child; $19.95 for members
    Buy tickets »

 
Reefs to Rainforests Adventure Tour – 3:30 pm daily

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What do coral reefs and rainforests have in common?  Find out as you explore two of the Academy’s most popular live animal exhibits on an hour-long guided tour.  Learn about the rare and unique species that live in these ecosystems, and the Academy’s expeditions to these dynamic environments.

  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Guests ages 5+ only
  • Includes General Admission
  • Includes express entry into the rainforest exhibit, and reserved planetarium seats
  • 10% discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy gift shops
  • $54.95 per adult or child; $19.95 for members
    Buy tickets »

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