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

Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Holiday Exhibit

  • Giant Snowman Theater at the California Academy of Sciences

    Step into a giant Snowman Theater.

  • Indoor snow flurries at the California Academy of Sciences

    Experience indoor snow flurries.

  • Festive programs at the California Academy of Sciences

    See festive programs.

In this Exhibit


Four Interactive Reindeer Zones

  • See the world through the eyes of a reindeer.
  • Control the growth of antlers with a special animation.
  • Feel how reindeer fur insulates against cold weather.
  • Spin interactive zoetropes to see reindeer run.

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