Buy Tickets
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

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.

There are no notifications at this time.

 

Dining & Shopping

Relax and enjoy a meal or a delicious snack during your visit to the Academy. From the Café’ handcrafted sandwiches, fresh salads, hearty pastas, breakfast pastries and fresh-squeezed juices to the Terrace’s fast-casual cuisine, you'll find options to please nearly any palate.

Academy Café

The Academy Café’s chefs craft simple, approachable, and creative California-style cuisine with an emphasis on organic, sustainable, and locally sourced ingredients. Enjoy the Napa Valley chicken salad wrap, grilled portobello and mozzarella burger, wheatberry and artichoke salad, a selection of kids’ meals, coffee, sweets, and much more.

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.

See complete menu

The Terrace

Located in the Academy’s West Garden amidst sculptures by Maya Lin, the Terrace features a menu of upscale and innovative cuisine served on small plates and slates that are perfect for sharing with a group or enjoying for a light lunch or afternoon meal. There’s no need for a reservation at the Terrace, and the fast-casual service will ensure that your hot, fresh meal arrives as quickly as possible. Whether you try one of the soups or chowders, a broiled open-faced goat cheese sandwich, or the Northwest grain salad with a buttermilk-poached chicken breast, you’re sure to be delighted by the Terrace’s gourmet offerings and tranquil garden setting.

See complete menu

Please note: The Moss Room has closed for renovation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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.

Shop Now

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.

Memberships

   

Penguin and child

Join Today! Academy members enjoy a full year of unlimited admission, reserved Planetarium passes, access to special events, Academy discounts, and more!

See details

Join Renew Give as a Gift