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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.

Parking and traffic in Golden Gate Park will be congested on Sun. 7/27. Save $3 on Academy admission when you take public transportation.

 

Group Tickets

It’s official, groups love visiting the Academy! We’ve got you covered from day to night and even overnight — there’s something for everyone.

Group Bookings for 10 or More People: 3 Easy Steps

  1. Select the preferred ticket or premium tour option for your group from the list below.
  2. Download and read the group booking terms and conditions.
  3. Complete and submit the online Group Request Form.

Group Tickets - Daytime

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Group Tickets - Evening

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Group Tickets - Daytime

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Our exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Tours give you the opportunity to dive deeper into the Academy and our comprehensive commitment to science, research, education, and conservation both here in our exhibits and beyond our walls.
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General Admission

For groups that want to explore the museum at leisure and at their own pace. General Admission tickets are a “one ticket, one price” option that include access to all exhibits and shows. Please note some exhibits and shows are age specific, while others are capacity controlled and subject to availability on the day of your visit. All ages.

Group Bookings for 10 or More People: 3 Easy Steps

  1. Select the preferred ticket or premium tour option for your group from the list below.
  2. Download and read the group booking terms and conditions.
  3. Complete and submit the online Group Request Form.

Performance Venue

Showcase the talents of your music performance in the world’s greenest museum. Pair your performance with education, science and fun.

Download information and application [1.2mb]


Group Tickets - Evening

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover

Why count sheep when you could count geckos, butterflies, sharks and penguins? Camp out for a night at the Academy, and you’ll see the museum in a whole new light. For ages 5-17 years with adult chaperones. For more details and to book online click here.


NightLife VIP Tour

Take Thursday night to a whole new level as a NightLife VIP! Enjoy preferred entry, cocktails, a behind the scenes tour, VIP access to the rainforest, and reserved Planetarium seating. Minimum age 21yrs.
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NightLife

Experience a whole new side of the Academy every Thursday night from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. See it transform into a lively venue filled with music and mingling; provocative science; special activities; and cocktails to create a uniquely sophisticated evening. Minimum age 21yrs.
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Group Visit Guidelines and Information

The Academy provides these guidelines for groups:

  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.
  • Smaller groups interested in Academy Tours may call (888) 670-4433 or purchase tickets online.
  • California-based youth groups may apply here for a visit at specially discounted rates.
  • California-based school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12 may apply here for a visit at specially discounted field trip rates.
  • The entire group must be fully assembled at the time of entry.
  • We provide timed ticketing at a separate entry for groups.
  • Group rates are available daily. However, there may be some restrictions and blackout dates. Those dates will be provided upon your request.
  • All group reservations must be made in advance and require pre-payment.
  • For directions and parking information click here.

Top 10 FAQs

Got questions?

Check out the most frequently asked questions for group bookings with our Top 10 FAQs.

If you cannot find the answer to your question here, contact our Group Booking Department at (415) 379-8484.

Contact Us

If you would like to speak to someone in person to determine the best options for your group, please call our Group Booking Department at (415) 379-8484.

Terms & Conditions

   

Click on the links below to download and review our Terms & Conditions:

 Group Terms & Conditions

 Top 10 FAQs

See What's Inside

   

For a sneak peek into what’s inside the Academy, watch this video. Right-click to view at full screen.

School Field Trips

   

School bus

Field trip reservations are available for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12, including preschool, at heavily discounted rates.

Click here to apply!

Youth Groups in California

   

School bus

Do you run a club, camp, or afterschool program serving youth in California? If so, you may be eligible for specially discounted rates. Click here to apply!

Lunch & Dining Gift Cards

   

To make eating easy, groups can pre-purchase box lunches or dining gift cards for their visit. The dining gift cards can be used at both the Moss Room restaurant and the Academy Café. Learn more about the café here and download a lunch order form here.