Press Release

Andrew Ng (415) 379-5123
ang@calacademy.org
Stephanie Stone (415) 379-5121
sstone@calacademy.org

THE CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ANNOUNCES EXTENDED HOURS
AND NEW GIFT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Museum to stay open until 6:30 pm on November 27-29,
December 21-23 and 26-30, and January 1-3

 

SAN FRANCISCO (November 12, 2009) — Visitors to the California Academy of Sciences can enjoy the aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and other exhibits until 6:30 pm on November 27-29, December 21-23 and 26-30, 2009, and January 1-3, 2010. During the busy holiday season, these extended hours offer more flexibility for local residents and tourists alike, who can visit the Academy during off-peak times for Golden Gate Park. The Academy Store and Café will also stay open to accommodate holiday shoppers and evening diners.

"The holidays are a perfect time to bring out-of-town visitors to the Academy," says Dr. Gregory Farrington, Executive Director of the Academy. "There is something for everyone here, from the free-flying birds and butterflies in our four-story living rainforest, to our Journey to the Stars space show, to our Wii-based game that allows visitors to collect virtual insects in Madagascar."

Regular admission fees apply for the extended holiday hours; Academy members will be admitted free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance online at www.calacademy.org/tickets. Last entry into the building is one hour before closing. As always, visitors who take public transportation receive a $3 discount.

Additionally, just in time for the holidays, the Academy now offers gift memberships, as well as gift tickets for general admission and behind-the-scenes tours. Another option is the Academy gift card, which is available in $50, $100, and $200 denominations and can be applied to a variety of on-site purchases: general admission, NightLife, tours, memberships, the Academy Store, Café, and Moss Room restaurant. Visit www.calacademy.org/gifts for details.

The Academy's regular hours of operation are 9:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Saturday, and 11:00 am - 5:00 pm on Sunday. The Academy is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas.