The Academy is open daily! Weekends sell out early: Please reserve your tickets as far in advance as possible for the greatest availability.
The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration.
Life-changing moments. World-changing science. We’re an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park—and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe.
The Academy's new mission, vision, and strategic plan take sustainability a critical step further. Learn more about how we're regenerating the natural world through our California, Reefs, and Islands initiatives.
The Academy's road to racial equity is still very much under construction, but we’re committed to ensuring our actions match our values—and to communicating our progress with you along the way.
The Academy is temporarily closed.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. In accordance with local and state public health guidelines, the Academy is closed to the public until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.