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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.

Rainforest will be closed Sep. 9 & 10

 

Dining & Shopping

For visitors looking for an exhibit break, the Academy offers a variety of dining and shopping options.

Both of the dining options, the Academy Café and the Moss Room, are brought to you by renowned chef-in-residence, Charles Phan (Slanted Door).

Academy Café

The Academy Café offers a multicultural menu designed to appeal to appetites of all ages. Signature highlights include spring rolls, paninis, tacos and fresh pastries.

Satellite food stations in the Piazza and West Garden also sell a variety of food and beverages.

Hours
Monday - Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
(Lunch: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm)

On Thursdays, we’re open from 6–10 pm for NightLife.

Academy members and their guests now receive 10% off the Academy Café all year round. Please mention you are an Academy member and present your membership card at checkout counter.

View the Cafés current menu.

Moss Room

For fine dining, please visit the Moss Room.

Hours
Lunch: Daily, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Lunch reservations can be made through our reservation line at (415) 876-6121, online at www.themossroom.com, or at www.opentable.com.

Academy members and their guests now receive 10% off the Moss Room all year round. Please mention you are an Academy member when making a reservation and present your membership card to your server.

View the Moss Room’s current menu.

Academy Store

Academy Store at the California Academy of Sciences

With over 2000 items for sale, visitors can shop a wide selection of Earth-friendly gifts and merchandise. Items include Academy clothing, fiction and non-fiction books, children's toys and DVDs. Members receive a 10% discount.

The Academy Store is open during normal visiting hours and is located on the main level near the Academy entrance. Proceeds from the Academy Store support the Academy’s mission to explore, explain and sustain life.

Contact the Academy store at (415) 933-6159.

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Lab Jr.

Lab Jr. Store at the California Academy of Sciences

Lab Jr. specializes in engaging children in science, exploration and learning. Located on the main level adjacent to the planetarium, the store features both high-tech and hands-on merchandise. It also features plush toys of the Academy's most famous residents, including Claude the albino alligator and the Academy penguins. Lab Jr. is open during normal visiting hours. Members receive a 10% discount.

Aquarium Store

Aquarium Store at the California Academy of Sciences

During your next visit, stop by the Aquarium Store, located next to the California Coast tank on the Lower Level. Browse a selection of ocean-inspired plush toys, locally sourced art, unique jewelry, books for all ages and more. Proceeds from the Aquarium Store support the Academy’s mission to explore, explain and sustain life. The Aquarium Store is open during normal visiting hours.

Online Store

   

Our online store can be accessed here

Museum Hours

   

Monday - Saturday

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Sunday

11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Tickets can be purchased up to an hour before closing.

The Academy is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Contact

   

For reservations or information for the Moss Room call (415) 876-6121.

To contact the Academy Store call (415) 933-6159.

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