Situated in lovely Golden Gate Park, this is an amazing museum with an aquarium, planetarium and rainforest all in one building. Kids love the penguin feedings! The skip-the-line entry will save you lots of time, especially if you're going during peak season.
Lots and lots to see here. Better than most similar museums/aquariums because of the wide variety of exhibits to see and how things are displayed. For example, you can see a 20 foot aquarium from the usual underwater level as well as from above water. Cafe was reasonably priced and surprisingly efficient. It wasn't super busy when we went mid-week during summer and there wasn't much line to buy tickets or get in, so the skip the line wasn't critical. E-ticket worked without a hitch.
Highly informative and educational. Great for kids and adults! Could easily spend a whole day here.
This was my first visit to the Academy of Science despite being a Bay Area native for 25 years. The reason I bought the ticket was because of the T-Rex just inside the lobby and I had realized that I've never seen a dinosaur fossil in person before. I was also very interested in visiting the rainforest exhibit and didn't look too much into it beyond that. My fiance and I were treated to a wonderfully warm experience with dozens of birds and butterflies and all manner of non-native plant life. On top of that, we were treated to an Aquarium that was so much better than Pier 39s. I didn't even know it was there until we took the elevator down! The species in this place are MASSIVE. Your jaw will drop with awe when you see these sea creature who must be hundreds and hundreds of years old. It is almost as if you are taking a step back in time. And the interactive panels for all of the displays was a very nice touch.
Unfortunately we did not get to visit the planetarium this time. That is a top priority for our next visit. We will definitely be back.
This place is wonderful for families with young children and want educational and fun avtivities. Our kids enjoyed it very much.
Loved the aquarium and rain forest the most!! Wish the hands on touching of the tide pool critters was open later than 4:00.
This tour was amazing!
The Ca Academy of Sciences is amazing. There is so much to see and do. We spent hours there and still didn't even come close to seeing everything. My only complaint about buying my ticket through this site is that you cannot skip the line. You still have to go to customer service or the ticket booth and get tickets. The staff member told us they have told Viator that many times and they still haven't changed it on the website.
The Academy of Sciences was wonderful and will worth seeing everything. I would highly recommend it to anyone of any age. However, I had called to add our granddaughter to our reservations and had payed for her ticket adult price when we got there our tickets were fine but they wouldn't honor our granddaughters ticket so I had to pay for her again 29
We loved the Academy of Sciences in San Francisco! Great facility with so many cool exhibits.
Excellent day out, all the different areas were interesting, well planned and fun. The Planetarium shows were absolutely fabulous, we went to 2 different ones. Restaurant was great, all together a brilliant experience.
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