California Academy of Sciences Tickets in San Francisco, CA
55 Music Concourse Drive • San Francisco, CA 94118
Located in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences offers a museum experience unlike any other in the world. Where else can you find an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all in the same building? When inside, guests can explore a 4-story rainforest, waddle with penguins, learn about space, engage with interactive exhibits, and so much more.
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Yes. California Academy of Sciences is fully wheelchair accessible. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge at Coat Check on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis in exchange for a photo ID. In addition, all exhibits have built-in detection points for the blind, and the public elevators are equipped with auditory signals. Wherever possible, exhibits have been made tactile for an enhanced experience. For the deaf and hard of hearing, transcripts are available for all regularly scheduled Planetarium shows and other multimedia in the Academy. Assistive listening transmitters are positioned in the Planetarium, Earthquake Mini-Dome Theater, and Earthquake Shake House exhibit. Interpreters accompanying a deaf or hard of hearing individual are admitted free of charge.
California Academy of Sciences is open every day of the year: - Monday-Saturday: 9:30 AM - 5 PM - Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
JFK Dr. is closed to cars in Golden Gate Park. You can still access the Music Concourse parking garage via the Fulton St./10th Ave. entrance or the Music Concourse Dr./MLK Dr. entrance. Free street parking is also available on MLK Dr., Nancy Pelosi Dr., and Stow Lake Dr.
There is no time limit, but most visitors spend about 3 hours exploring the Academy.
Visitors are encouraged to book their tickets ahead of time, but it is not required. Please note that tickets purchased prior to your visit date will be less expensive than tickets purchased on the day of your visit.
Yes. If you plan to re-enter the Academy later in the day, please ensure you receive a hand stamp from a door attendant before exiting.
The Academy Café serves a variety of family-friendly food and beverage options, as well as Andytown Coffee drinks. Guests are welcome to dine in the Café or in any of their outdoor spaces. The Terrace Restaurant serves seasonal dishes made from locally-sourced ingredients, plus beer and wine.
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please head to the East Garden to consume items brought from home.
Yes, lockers are located just off the main lobby and are available for rent for $5 per day for standard-size lockers and $8 per day for family-size lockers. Lockers are checked frequently and cleaned and disinfected daily. Payment for lockers is by credit card only.
Yes, wheelchairs are available for guests to use during their visit. Please see a Guest Experience staff member in the Lobby for assistance when you arrive. Wheelchairs are cleaned and disinfected after every use.