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California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences
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Type of Attraction
Museums, Theme Parks, Zoos, Aquaria
Neighborhood
Downtown
Interests That Apply
Science
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Price: $20-$30
On the first Wednesday of each month, admission is free to local residents.
Is there parking?: Limited
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Water/Drinks: Available at attraction or nearby.
This is a good place to get: Snacks Dinner Lunch Breakfast
Restrooms: Available
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California Academy of Sciences

An Indepth Look at Science, Sustainability, and Natural Beauty


Family Time

Address: Phone:
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415 321 8000

Description

The newly-remodeled California Academy of Sciences is a world-renowned science institution that has something for all ages to experience and enjoy. Along with being the only museum in the world that has a planetarium, aquarium, and natural history museum, the California Academy of Sciences is environmentally and sustainably sound. A garden on the roof, featuring 1.7 million native plants, helps turn carbon dioxide into oxygen while keeping the building insulated and acting as a water reclamation tool. During your visit, you'll learn about what lives along the California coast, as well as in the rainforest, swamplands, and much more. Just about every ecological habitat on earth is featured here, and you can also see wild animals, sea creatures, and native species. Be sure to plan enough time for exploration, as there is much to see and do.






Times & Dates

Open Hours: 9:30am-5pm Mon-Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
Notes: The third Thursday of each month, the Academy stays open late and from 5pm-10pm, admission is discounted.
Visit Time: 1hr-Half day(4hr)
Average Wait Time: 0-15min
Price: $20-$30
Price Notes: On the first Wednesday of each month, admission is free to local residents.
Payment Types: VISA, MASTERCARD

Exposure

Indoor with climate control.

Age Recommendations/Requirements

Ages Admitted: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Ages that would most enjoy this attraction: Infants/Toddlers (0-3yrs), Children (4-8yrs), Pre-teen (9-12yrs), Teen, Adult, Senior
Groups that would most enjoy this attraction: Couples, Families, Friends, Groups, Solo Travelers

Transportation

Nearest Train or Bus: MUNI BUS: 27
Best Modes of Transportation: Bus Subway Walking
Parking Availability: Limited
Average Price per Hour: $0-$5
Notes: Metered street parking is available on the streets surrounding the Academy, although spaces can be limited. The Fifth and Mission Garage is the largest parking garage in San Francisco and is located just one block from the Academy.


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