Strollers and elevators
Though strollers aren't available for rent at the Academy, they're allowed throughout the museum—with the exception of the earthquake simulator (where short-term stroller parking is provided). There are two elevators for guest use, located next to the Academy Café and the Swamp.
Changing tables are available in all restrooms on the museum floor, and a family restroom is located next to the Swamp.
Food and beverages
The Academy Café offers many kid-friendly options. At this time, all food and drink must be consumed outdoors. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, but we ask that you enjoy it outdoors in the East Garden. Water-bottle-filling stations are located on Level 1, next to the elevators.
A note about the Osher Rainforest
The rainforest is suitable for all ages, but because it is a hot, humid, and one-way exhibit, we recommend dressing in layers. Please note that there are no restrooms inside the rainforest dome, but you'll find one immediately after exiting through the Amazon Flooded Forest tunnel.
Please visit the Getting Here page for directions and parking information.
If you leave the museum and would like to re-enter later in the day, please ensure you receive a hand stamp before exiting.
In the unlikely event that you should lose track of your child, please notify the closest Academy staff member, who will immediately contact our Security department. The Security office is located next to the Swamp.
Should you misplace an item, please visit lost-and-found (located next to the lockers in our front lobby) on the day of your visit. To contact lost-and-found after your visit, please call (415) 379-5831.