California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco

Aquarium, Planetarium & Museum All In One

Open Daily; Hours Vary

  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • General Admission Adult (Ages 18-64)

The Deal

About The Deal
  • YOUR GA: General Admission for one Adult, Youth, Student ID, Senior or Child to the California Academy of Sciences 
  • YOUR ACCESS: Grants access to everything under one living roof: aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum
What We Love
  • THE AQUARIUM: Home to nearly 40,000 live animals, representing more than 900 unique species, it offers an unprecedented view of underwater and terrestrial habitats
  • THE PLANETARIUM: The 75-foot dome displays one of the most accurate digital Universes ever created. From faraway galaxies to the workings of our own planet, you'll experience the cosmos like never before
  • THE RAINFOREST: Step inside a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life - from free-flying birds to exotic reptiles, amphibians, golden silk orb-weaver spiders, and enormous Amazonian fish that glide overhead
  • THE MUSEUM: Learn about the fascinating role of color in the natural world, compare fossils of our early human relatives, and marvel at captivating and important specimens from the Academy's scientific collections
More Information
When & Where: 
Open Daily
Monday - Saturday; 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday; 11:00am - 5:00pm
*Last entry one hour before closing
California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118
Check the Daily Calendar for information on planetarium shows, animal feedings, and other exciting programs.
If you're a lover of nature or the sciences, then the California Academy of Sciences should definitely be on your list of places to visit. Located within one of San Francisco's greatest treasures, Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is a treasure within a treasure. Home to the world's only aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum - all under one roof, it is hard to fathom that you will run out of wonders to see. The Aquarium is home to roughly 40,000 animals, including a penguin colony from Africa, a swamp with an albino alligator, a shark lagoon and more. Meanwhile, the Planetarium is known for its 75 foot diameter screen, which screens its award winning planetarium show on a daily basis. Over at the Rainforest, check out another 1,600 animals, including 250 free flying birds and around 100 reptiles and amphibians in its four story complex. The Natural History Museum boasts dinosaur fossils, an interactive science exhibit and a unique earthquake simulator. As well as all the permanent exhibits, each attraction features its own program of presentations and activities. Let the experience begin!

Need to Know

Tickets Valid
Expires December 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM PDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request
Redeeming Vouchers
Step #1:
Purchase this deal from Rush49 and receive a unique Voucher Code. You can access your voucher any time with your Rush49 account or receive via email.  
Step #2:
Please present your Rush49 voucher on a mobile device or print out on the day of your visit.
Fine Print
  • Valid only for option purchased 
  • This deal is non-refundable
  • Last entry one hour before closing
  • No refunds or exchanges for lost or stolen vouchers
  • Not valid on Blackout Dates
  • The Academy is open every day of the year, including all federal holidays
  • Valid ID is required for redeeming vouchers and admission

Promotional value expires December 31, 2019 at 12:00 AM PDT


Safety Measures
Frequent Disinfecting of High-Touch Areas
Sanitizing Dispensers
Masks (Employees)
Floor Markings for Distancing
Masks (Customers)
Visible Safety Signage
Hands-Free Entry
Capacity Limits
Contactless Interaction



The Business

The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, it is home to a world-class aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum - all under one living roof.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this place handicap friendly ? I walk with a walker but was wondering If you have wheelchairs for rent once your inside the museum ?
The Academy is fully wheelchair accessible, welcoming manual and electric wheelchairs. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge at coat check on a first-come, first-served basis. To borrow one, visitors are asked to leave their photo ID for the duration of their visit.
For a student pass must the student be from San Francisco?
You don't have to be. They only asked for a Valid ID for redeeming vouchers and admission.
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