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Proud to be the 'Greenest' Museum in the World - Platinum LEED certified
Hours

Open Monday - Saturday from 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday from 11:00am - 5:00pm
Thanksgiving Day - November 24 - 10am - 3pm (last entry at 2 pm).
Christmas Day - December 25 - 11am - 5pm

Skip the Line General Admission Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Your Price Qty  
California Academy of Sciences attraction information Adult (ages 18-64) $35.95 $33.95
Senior (ages 65+) $30.95 $28.95
Youth (ages 12-17) $30.95 $28.95
Child (ages 4-11)
3 & under - Free
$25.95 $23.95

Valid until: Mar 31, 2018

Admission includes access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, the rainforest, the living roof, and the planetarium shows.
Online purchases entitle ticket holder to preferred entry at the main entrance.
Please note some shows & exhibits are capacity controlled and subject to availability on the day of visit.

Ticket valid until March 31, 2018.

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Skip the Line: NightLife Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Prices From  
California Academy of Sciences attraction information Adult (ages 21+) $15.00 $13.00

The hottest event on the social calendar - come find out what everyone's talking about!

A visit to the California Academy of Sciences doesn't have to end just because the sun goes down. - it's when the real fun begins!

Here's your opportunity to experience a whole new side of the Academy at NightLife, every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm See it transform into a lively venue filled with music & mingling, provocative science, special activities and cocktails to create a uniquely sophisticated evening for visitors aged 21 and over.

Groove to San Francisco's hippest DJ's and performers, explore all the Academy's exhibits and shows, meet locals and visitors from around the world all while sipping your favorite cocktail. Food and cocktails are available for purchase throughout NightLife.

Ticket valid until March 31, 2018.

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Skip the Line: NightLife VIP Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Prices From  
California Academy of Sciences attraction information Adult (ages 21+) $59.00 $57.00

The hottest event on the social calendar - come find out what everyone's talking about!

A visit to the California Academy of Sciences doesn't have to end just because the sun goes down. - it's when the real fun begins!

Here's your opportunity to experience a whole new side of the Academy at NightLife, every Thursday night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm See it transform into a lively venue filled with music & mingling, provocative science, special activities and cocktails to create a uniquely sophisticated evening for visitors aged 21 and over.

The Academy is the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof.

NightLife VIP Tour includes:

  • Express entry into the building
  • An open bar in a reserved cocktail area prior to the tour
  • a one- hour behind-the-scenes tour with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and the mineral collection, and interaction with Academy researchers
  • VIP access to the four story Rainforests of the World exhibit
  • A reserved pass for the 8:30pm Planetarium show
  • Entry into NightLife

Ticket valid until March 31, 2018.

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Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Prices From  
California Academy of Sciences attraction information Adult (ages 18-64) $60.90 $58.90
Youth/Senior/Student ID (ages 12-17/65+) $55.90 $53.90
Child (ages 8-11) $50.90 $48.90

Explore the Academy from an insider's perspective and spend an hour behind the scenes learning more about the institution's 159-year history and how its scientists are tackling critical questions about life on Earth. Visit the research collections and a working laboratory, get closer to the living roof, and see breathtaking geology specimens in the vault.

Please Note:

  • 1 hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-Scenes Access
  • Express entry into the building
  • VIP entrance to the Rainforests of the World Exhibit
  • Reserved Planetarium Seats
  • 10% Discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy Gift Shops
  • Guests 8yrs + Only

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Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour Print at Home Tickets Available!
  Ticket Type Gate Price Prices From  
California Academy of Sciences attraction information Adult (ages 16-64) $60.90 $58.90
Youth/Senior/Student ID (ages 12-17/65+) $55.90 $53.90
Child (ages 8-11) $50.90 $48.90

Go behind the scenes to learn about the history of Steinhart Aquarium and how biologists care for the 38,000 animals—butterflies, fish, penguins, even an albino alligator—that live in the building. Visit the food prep kitchen, see the complex water filtration system, and much more on an hour-long exclusive aquarium tour.

Please Note:

  • 1 hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-Scenes Access
  • Express entry into the building
  • VIP entrance to the Rainforests of the World Exhibit
  • Reserved Planetarium Seats
  • 10% Discount in The Moss Room restaurant and Academy Gift Shops
  • Guests 8yrs + Only

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