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  • Location: San Francisco, California
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2015

The behind the scenes tour of the aquarium was interesting, informative, and delightful. The tour guide was full of information and the details included in the tour added to the overall experience. What really made the difference was the skip the line feature! We were whisked into the main attractions immediately by the skip the line feature easily savings us hours of waiting for an attraction. We visited on a very busy day, but even on slow days, this feature was worth every penny! BRAVO!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

A hidden gem. A great museum and experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

The tour itself was fabulous, however somehow I was not signed up for the tour and had to rebook in person when I got there. The staff at the Academy were able to overcome this problem.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Would recommend this touw to all who go to the museums in the San Francisco area. They tell you so much information behind the scenes and you are up close and personal with the workings of the museum.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2013

Outstanding adventure.. now addicted to segway tours. tour guide was the best

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

We have been to the Academy before but the "behind scene tour" made it very special. Our grandson and his friend (both 14) voted it the best thing we did.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2013

This was great. We really enjoyed the Academy, the skip the lines function, the tour, and the planetarium

Heather T
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
November 2012

This is a great way to have plenty of time at the California academy of Sciences and learn all kinds of things you wouldn't have otherwise. Highly recommended.

South Africa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

A platinum tour with royal treatment. Great staff, facilities and extremely child friendly. The behind the scenes part of the tour was absolutely amazing. Everyone must see the academy of science at least once in their lives!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

Enjoyed the tour from start to finish. Going behind the scenes was a learning experience and respect for the important work being done every day at the CA Academy of Sciences. Our guide was well-informed and attentive. I would highly recommend this tour. The Planetarium Show included with the tour is outstanding.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

This is a great experience. We accidentally went on free admissions day and when we got there the line was incredible. It was fabulous to be able to go on the tour (just 2 of us) behind the scenes and to go to the front of lines. Highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

Another great day out on our holiday.You need a whole day for this one.Platinum tour was worth doing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2010

We had a wonderful day and not losing time waiting in lines with the skip the line pass was worth every cent as we were able to see EVERYTHING.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2010

After this tour, I don't know if I can ever go back to waiting in line again. Very knowledgable staff.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2010

I was very pleased with the tour and would highly recommend it to others. Our tour guide Scott was amazing and was full of wonderful information. He made the experience well worth the price of admission!

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