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General Admission
Monday – Saturday: 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Last entry at 4 pm

Member Hours
Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Sunday: 10 – 11 am
See our membership benefits page for details. Your guest(s) are also welcome during members-only hours—please purchase additional tickets as necessary.

Thursday NightLife (21+): 6 – 10 pm
Explore a unique theme and after-hours access to all Academy exhibits, every Thursday night. For adults 21+ only; ID required.

Admission

  • $35.95 – Adult
  • $30.95 – Senior (ages 65+ with ID)
  • $30.95 – Youth (ages 12-17)
  • $30.95 – Student (ages 18+ with ID)
  • $25.95 – Child (ages 4-11) Children ages 3 and under always visit for free

About

Based in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is a destination like no other and a must-see San Francisco museum. It’s the only place on Earth to house an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof. One ticket is all you need to explore it all.

From the splashing penguins in African Hall to the wildflowers on the roof, the building is bursting with life. A four-story living rainforest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem showcase Earth’s biodiversity, while immersive planetarium shows offer a new perspective on the planet we call home.

Parking

The Music Concourse Parking Facility is located on Fulton Street and 10th Avenue and is open seven days a week. It includes 15 wheelchair-accessible spots near the elevator, allowing individuals with disabilities to easily access the Academy’s front entrance.

On weekends and holidays, the garage often fills to capacity early in the day. Public transportation is highly encouraged during these times.

Please note that the Music Concourse Parking Facility is operated by CityPark, not the Academy, and is subject to standard rates per hour. For more information, please visit their website.

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