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California Academy of Sciences Skip-the-Line General Admission Ticket

Named by Conde Nast Traveler one of the ‘New Wonders of the World’, the California Academy of Sciences is the only place on the planet to combine a natural history museum, aquarium, planetarium and world-class research facility. This amazing living building features a rainforest, coral reef and includes a 2.5-acre living roof of native California flora and fauna.

Explore 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 at the amazing California Academy of Sciences.

Stroll through the rainforest dome with its free flying birds and butterflies and become immersed in the rainforests of Borneo, Madagascar, Costa Rica and the flooded Amazon. Discover Borneo bats, chameleons, poison dart frogs, leaf cutter ants, gliders, snakes and so much more.

Don’t miss the latest amazing digital planetarium show ‘Journey to the Stars’ narrated by actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg who takes you on a journey through time and space to experience the dramatic lives and deaths of stars, witness brilliant supernova explosions, dive into the heart of the fiery sun and watch it transform into a giant red ball five billion years in the future (7-10 times a day).

Rocket through the galaxy at the speed of light and journey deep into the Oceans of the World as the Academy boldly brings ‘life to life’. Come face to face with snakes and piranhas, 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 museum 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.

Location:

The California Academy of Sciences is located in in Golden Gate Park.

Opening Times:

The California Academy of Sciences is open daily except Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Doors open 9.30am–5.00pm Monday to Saturday and 11.00am-5.00pm on Sundays.

Experience Includes

  • Skip-the-line admission ticket for California Academy of Sciences
  • Explore earth, ocean and space – all in one place by visiting the ‘Greenest Museum’ in the World.
  • View the aquarium including world’s deepest Philippine Coral reef
  • Experience the four story rainforest dome with free flying birds & butterflies
  • See the worlds’ largest all-digital planetarium
  • Don’t miss the African penguins (and 38,000 other live animals)
  • Vouchers can be redeemed within 2 weeks either side of your chosen date, so you have complete flexibility to visit the California Academy of Sciences at a time that suits you during your visit to San Francisco

Experience Excludes

  • Transfers to the California Academy of Sciences
  • Refreshments

Departs

The California Academy of Sciences is open daily except, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Departure location

California Academy of Sciences is located in Golden Gate Park.

Start times

9.30am – 5.00pm (Monday to Saturday); 11.00am-5.00pm (Sunday).

Terms & Conditions

  • You will be issued with an open-dated ticket voucher for the California Academy of Sciences which can be redeemed at any time on your visit to San Francisco.
  • Your ticket voucher allows you to by-pass the main ticket line. However, you will still need to queue for the other attractions within the California Academy of Sciences.