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California Academy of Sciences

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California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket
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California Academy of Sciences General Admission Ticket
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“living roof”(297 reviews)
The world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast. Fly to Mars (and beyond the Milky Way...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
55 Music Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118-4503
Golden Gate Park
+1 415-379-8000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After visiting the Natural History Museum and Science Museum in London which are incredible for free. I was expecting a lot more for a staggering $175 for a family of 5. I was very dissappointed.

Thank Diane P
Reviewed yesterday

if you are going to go to this facility give yourself at least 3 hours. There is a great aquarium and rain forest exhibit and a planetarium. We also saw a good rock and gem exhibit. There is so much to see that I think...More

Thank Gordtgr
Reviewed yesterday

So much more than just a "science museum"! The aquarium exhibits were so cool, with all sorts of interesting fishes (including a lungfish). We saw a planetarium show - it's not your average planetarium experience, so check it out. Go up to the roof, enjoy...More

Thank Nate C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Experience the real feel of a rain forest, real coral life and sea world, with the planetarium show of coral reefs and their significance, to our planet, in a 3 D experience.

Thank Rauf N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very disappointed - very expensive - family of 4 $140 - simply too much and not worth it - crowded and not a patch on the museums in the UK

Thank RJH1992
Reviewed 4 days ago

A well thought of entertainment place mostly with kids in mind. Entrance is pricy but worth it. Good in combination with a walk down Golden Gate Park afterwards

Thank Puraverdad
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very popular with the local schools there are loads of kids, but even on my own I loved it. It seems quite expensive when entering but the amount you get to see is amazing. They have a rainforest, massive aquarium, fake desert animals and my...More

Thank Sabrinagosney6
Reviewed 4 days ago

So many different experiences make this place one of the most interesting ones of SF. The dinossaur at the main door is just a small part of all you will see there. The planetarium is one of the best. Their staff is so friendly!

Thank 615marcellob
Reviewed 5 days ago

I visited this museum in the 90's and thought it was just ok. On a trip to SF this spring, my two teens really wanted to go. I saw the price and really hesitated. But after visiting, I can say "It's Worth It!" We all...More

Thank texas_tanya
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a must see! They have everything in this great place. Every exhibit was awesome. They have a white alligator that is only 1 of 12 in the world! His name is Claude & apparently he is very famous! The rainforest had the most...More

Thank Pat333_13
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Neha S
21 December 2017|
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Response from ER2013family | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a very busy day in August. I agree with Mark37Chicago that this place handles the crowds well. As he said, get there early and get your planetarium tickets as soon as you can. There will be line-ups... More
Rajiv S
17 July 2017|
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Response from Alexander S | Reviewed this property |
Dear Rajiv, you are right that both California Academy of Science in SFO and the Field Museum in Chicago are unique. But they are unique in their own way. I would recommend visiting both of them, as you might discover lots... More
Richelda R
16 June 2017|
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Response from Heidi W | Reviewed this property |
It was very expensive. We were there for a couple of hours and it cost $22. Don't park in the garage! There is street parking just drive around some. It's free to park on the street.