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    California Academy of Sciences

    San Francisco , CA

    Proud to be the 'Greenest' Museum in the World - Platinum LEED certified
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    California Academy of Sciences


    Explore earth, ocean and space - all in one place by visiting the "Greenest Museum" in the World. The California Academy of Sciences is Platinum LEED certified and the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, natural history museum, Worlds' largest all-digital planetarium and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof. Slip on a pair of 3D glasses and check out Bugs3D! shot on location in the tropical forests of Borneo. Meet Claude the Albino Alligator and hang out with Pierre, Howard, Ocio and the rest of the South African Penguin colony. Designed by award winning architect Renzo Piano, the Academy will inspire lifelong curiosity for the natural world as you experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe.

    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

    Terms & Conditions

    All orders are subject to credit card approval and billing address verification. The billing address will be verified with your credit card company so you must use the exact address that your statements are sent to.

    Print at Home ticket orders are available immediately and accessible via your confirmation email. All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable.

    We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made including but not limited to lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets.

    Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

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    • Skip the Line General Admission

      Ticket info /hours

      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 Mar 31, 2018

      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

      Terms & Conditions for Skip the Line General Admission

      All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice. This ticket cannot be combined with other offers or discount programs.

      Instructions for fulfillment Skip the Line General Admission

      For preferred entry, please exchange this voucher for admission at the "Service Desk", located at the main entrance (to the far right of the glass doors) of California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. Photo Identification is required to redeem voucher(s).
      Client ID#- CVB150

      Gate price Your price Qty
      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
    • Skip the Line: NightLife

      Ticket info /hours

      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 Mar 31, 2018

      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

      Terms & Conditions for Skip the Line: NightLife

      All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

      Instructions for fulfillment Skip the Line: NightLife

      Exchange this voucher for "Skip the Line" admission at the Members Service Desk, located at the right side of the main entrance of California Academy of Sciences. Last admission 9:00pm. minimum age 21 years, valid picture ID required.
      Client ID#- CVB150

      Gate price Your price Qty
      Adult (ages 21+) 15.00 13.00
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    • Skip the Line: NightLife VIP Tour

      Ticket info /hours

      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 Mar 31, 2018

      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

      Terms & Conditions for Skip the Line: NightLife VIP Tour

      All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice.

      Instructions for fulfillment Skip the Line: NightLife VIP Tour

      Exchange this voucher for "Skip the Line" admission at the Members Service Desk, located at the right side of the main entrance of California Academy of Sciences. Check-In times for the NightLife VIP Tour is 6:00pm prompt. Minimum age 21 years, valid picture ID is required.
      Client ID#- CVB150

      Gate price Your price Qty
      Adult (ages 21+) 59.00 57.00
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    • Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour

      Ticket info /hours

      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

      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

      Terms & Conditions for Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour

      All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice. This ticket cannot be combined with other offers or discount programs.

      Instructions for fulfillment Behind-the-Scenes Academy Tour

      For preferred entry, please exchange this voucher for admission at the "Service Desk", located at the main entrance (to the far right of the glass doors) of California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. Photo Identification is required to redeem voucher(s).
      Client ID#- CVB150

      Gate price Your price Qty
      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
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    • Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

      Ticket info /hours

      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

      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

      Terms & Conditions for Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

      All tickets are non-refundable/non-returnable. We are unable to issue exchanges or refunds after a purchase has been made or for lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed tickets. Ticket package and prices are subject to change without notice. This ticket cannot be combined with other offers or discount programs.

      Instructions for fulfillment Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour

      For preferred entry, please exchange this voucher for admission at the "Service Desk", located at the main entrance (to the far right of the glass doors) of California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. Photo Identification is required to redeem voucher(s).
      Client ID#- CVB150

      Gate price Your price Qty
      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
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