The Academy is temporarily closed, effective Sunday, November 29, 2020.


While the building may be closed, our digital resources are always open. Explore Academy @ Home for a variety of engaging, educational, fun, and free science activities you and your family can enjoy wherever you are, whenever you like.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the museum as soon as it's safe to do so. 


Sightseeing? See more for less.

Make the most of your San Francisco holiday by spending less on admission to the Academy and other top attractions. Check out CityPASS, Go San Francisco Card, Big Bus Tours, and City Sightseeing for the best deals.

San Francisco CityPASS for California Academy of Sciences

Save 45% on admission to the Academy and three more top San Francisco attractions with CityPASS. No need to select a visit date—you have nine days to use all your tickets! Purchase now for instant mobile delivery.

Go San Francisco Card

Save up to 55% on admission to the Academy and 25 other top San Francisco attractions with a Go San Francisco Card.


Local science-lover?

Guests marvel at the enormous Philippine Coral Reef exhibit

Join today and discover something new every time you visit. From unlimited, free admission to exclusive events, programs, and discounts, Academy membership is your ticket to year-round science adventures.