The Academy is open 365 days a year, meaning every day is a good day to visit. In addition to more than 20 active exhibits, each day there's a wide range of activities, shows, events, and tours.
Learn about our charismatic African penguin colony from an Academy biologist. 10:30 am and 3 pm daily.
Science Today Station
Save 45% on admission to the Academy and three other must-see San Francisco attractions with CityPASS—plus 3-days unlimited Cable Car rides & Muni bus Passport.
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Join or renew by May 5, 2019, and receive free general admission tickets with promo code TICKET19 See offer details below.*
*Join or renew by May 5, 2019, and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.