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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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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.

Explore an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and rainforest— all under one living roof. From general admission to NightLife, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a visit to the California Academy of Sciences.

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General Admission

Your ticket includes access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, planetarium shows, and a wide range of daily programs.

Live in the area? Consider becoming a member and visit as often as you like all year.

General Admission
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Adult $34.95
Senior (ages 65 and over) $29.95
Student $29.95
Youth (ages 12-17) $29.95
Child (ages 4-11) $24.95
Ages 3 and under FREE

Academy Tours

Dive deeper by adding a guided tour to your General Admission ticket.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours Details & Tickets

$24.95 Adult or Child (ages 8+), plus General Admission
$19.95 Member Adult or Child (ages 8+)


Your ticket includes admission to a specific NightLife event.

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Adult (21 and over) Details $12
Member (21 and over) $10
NightLife VIP Tour Details $59


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San Francisco CityPass

  • Save up to 46% and skip lines at 4 top San Francisco attractions, plus get unlimited cable car rides!
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 7-day Muni Passport
  • Blue and Gold Fleet Bay Cruise
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium OR Aquarium of the Bay
  • Exploratorium OR de Young + Legion of Honor
  • Valid 9-days. Adult $86 (value $160; Child (5–11) $64. Purchase booklets or printable vouchers at or at the California Academy of Sciences box office for the same low price.

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With the Go San Francisco Card, you'll get access to over 57 attractions.

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Tickets are non-refundable and valid for one-time use within a period of one year, starting the day they're purchased. They expire one year from the last day of the month in which they were purchased.

Tickets may be applied toward an Academy membership when you visit. Some restrictions apply. Learn More

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