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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.
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.
Outstanding adventure.. now addicted to segway tours. tour guide was the best
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.
This was great. We really enjoyed the Academy, the skip the lines function, the tour, and the planetarium
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.
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!
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.
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.
Another great day out on our holiday.You need a whole day for this one.Platinum tour was worth doing.
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.
After this tour, I don't know if I can ever go back to waiting in line again. Very knowledgable staff.
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!
The California Academy of Science was wonderful. Skipping the lines and having a tour was incredible. We saw tons of people taking the 10am tour when we got there, but we had signed up for the 1pm tour. There were only four of us on the tour, so it was like have a guide all to ourselves. It made the experience completely unforgettable. Also, with the platinum pass, we received exceptional customer service, escorts to various attractions and no waiting in lines!
Loved the Platinum Tour - especially skipping all the entrance lines. Jumping the line outside was great, but it was the best to not wait for access to anything inside. The rainforest, planetarium and living roof were super cool. Getting to see all the behind the scenes action - where they make the food, clean the water and the scientists working made the whole California Academy of Sciences experience much richer. And I loved getting access to the vault. Also our guide was awesome, he seemed to know everything. Highly recommended.