T. rex cast at main entrance of California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park

Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

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    Monday – Saturday:
    9:30 am – 5 pm
    Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
    Thursday NightLife (21+): 6 – 10 pm

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    8:30 – 9:30 am
    Sunday: 10 – 11 am

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  • Getting Here

    Golden Gate Park
    55 Music Concourse Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94118

Whether you’re looking for the best deal or quieter days to explore the museum, our Plan-Ahead Pricing calendar can help you plan a visit that’s right for you. Plus, buying online at least one day in advance ensures you’ll always lock in the lowest price on Daytime and NightLife Admission.

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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.