Coming to San Francisco this holiday season? Make sure a visit to the Bay Area's most popular museum is at the top of your list.
Enjoy ice skating at 'Tis the Season for Science—opening November 22
Delight in our penguins' mealtime antics: Feedings at 10:30 am and 3 pm daily
Watch giant Amazonian fish glide overhead in our Flooded Forest tunnel
A toothy T. Rex greets guests at the Academy's main entrance
The Living Roof provides habitat for native plant and animal species—and a unique vista for guests
At the only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-natural history museum on Earth, adventure is around every corner.
- Marvel at the deepest living coral reef tank on Earth.
- Zoom across the Universe in our 75-foot planetarium.
- Trek through a butterfly-filled four-story tropical rainforest.
Starting November 22, experience a winter wonderland at the Academy. ‘Tis the Season for Science features ice skating, an interactive, Arctic-themed exhibit—and indoor snow flurries!
Our lush, four-story rainforest is a slice of tropical paradise. Newly updated and teeming with exotic birds and butterflies, you'll forget you're in the middle of San Francisco. Be dazzled by:
- Butterflies hatching daily in our new emergence chamber
- 250 colorful, free-flying birds
- Giant Amazonian fish gliding below
Kimball Natural History Museum
Immerse yourself in hands-on exhibits that examine the past, present, and future of life on Earth. From dramatic displays to high-tech interactives, prepare to be captivated. Don't miss:
What to See
Juggling a packed vacation schedule or kids in tow? Our suggested itineraries will ensure your visit is action-packed even if it's time-crunched.
Take a Tour
Interested in learning more about our green building, how our aquarium works, or what lurks in our specimen collections? We've got a tour for that.
Party After Hours
Every Thursday evening, the Academy turns truly wild. Live entertainment, special demos, and creative cocktails make NightLife the place to be for the 21+ crowd.
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