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California Academy of Sciences

456 locals recommend · Estimated price 3 out of 4 ·
Why locals recommend it
Every Thursday, the museum stays open late for NightLife, which is an awesome way to see the place without swarms of kids running around. Sip on cocktails while gazing at jellyfish, an albino alligator, and other creatures in the aquarium. Arrive early to score planetarium tickets, and don’t miss the rainforest housed inside a 90-foot glass dome. Don’t be afraid to wear fancy threads to this. Check the website for that week’s theme, because the museum goes all out with decor and drinks to match.
January 27, 2017
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone+1 415-379-8000
Hours of Operation statusOpen · Closes 5:00 PM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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Tips from locals

August 29, 2019
The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in San Francisco, California, that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens.
July 29, 2019
The Cal Academy natural history museum is a great place to visit and has a variety of exhibits as well as a rain forest, planetarium, and rooftop garden.
July 01, 2019
The world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum. Come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast
June 17, 2019
Everything you'd expect in a natural history museum plus an aquarium, rainforest and planetarium. Good food options.
June 14, 2019
Amazing rain forest, aquarium and planetarium. This was one of our favorite places to visit when our kids were little.

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