Explore one of the world’s largest museums of natural history at California Academy of Sciences. Located in Golden Gate Park, the center offers the world’s only combined aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and living museum. Ride past tigers and elephants on a simulated African safari or admire tropical animals and vegetation by climbing through the canopy of a living rainforest. Don’t miss the chance to shake things up in the earthquake simulator. Free parking is available for the first 4 hours. By using our San Francisco day trip planning site , you can arrange your visit to California Academy of Sciences and other attractions in San Francisco.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
California Academy of Sciences Reviews
We had a wonderful day. So much to do and see and fun for all ages. Would highly recommend for families or anyone really. A must do in San Francisco! more »
Coole Themenbereiche auch für Kinder die kein Englisch können. Vieles darf angefasst und begrapscht werden - Ideal für Kinder. Es ist nicht ganz billig aber seinen Preis wert. Anreise mit dem Taxi emp... more »Cool themed areas also for children who can't speak English. A lot of things can be touched and groped - ideal for children. It's not quite cheap but worth it. Arrival by taxi recommended. Planetarium and tropical part is impressive. A must is the earthquake simulator.
Wonderful facility that includes multiple exhibits and experiences. I took a tour of the rain forest, aquarium and planetarium while I was there. Exhibits are well maintained, interactive and informative. The rain forest is particularly well done as you wind your way up into the canopy and then descend under water into the sunken forest floor. We also had a great guide in the planetarium (aaron) who took us on a wonderful trip exploring the universe. Highly recommended.
What an awesome museum!! So many great exhibits I felt like it had everything you could ask for in terms of natural history, and the planetarium was rad (though get in line early if you want tickets for that!). We were able to use our Discover and Go passes through the Berkeley Public Library to visit for free, anyone who is local should definitely check if their library provides something similar because getting in for free made the experience that much better.
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