California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco

Aquarium, Planetarium & Museum All In One

Open Daily; Hours Vary

  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)
  • Daytime GA Adult (Ages 18-64)

The Experience

Open Daily
Monday - Saturday | 9:30am - 5:00pm
Sunday | 11:00am - 5:00pm
About the Experience
  • General Admission for one Adult, Youth, Student ID, or Senior  to the California Academy of Sciences 
  • Explore the world's only aquarium, planetarium (temporarily closed), rainforest, and natural history museum - all under one living roof!
What We Love
  • Home to nearly 40,000 live animals, representing more than 900 unique species, it offers an unprecedented view of underwater and terrestrial habitats
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Come curious, leave connected! Explore an Aquarium, Rainforest, Planetarium, and Natural History Museum all in one day at the California Academy of Sciences. Meet Claude the Albino Alligator, hang out with the African Penguin colony, and the 38,000 other live animals. Designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano, located in the center of beautiful Golden Gate Park, the Academy will inspire lifelong curiosity for the natural world as you experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe. Let the experience begin!

Need to Know

Useful Info
  • Last entry one hour before closing
  • Not valid on Blackout Dates
  • The Academy is open every day of the year, including all federal holidays
For All Ages
Good for Groups
Smartphone or Printed Vouchers Accepted
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.  
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 
  • Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase
  • 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
For full details on our refund policy click here
Tickets Valid
Expires October 22, 2024 at 11:09 AM PDT
Expiration dates may be extended upon request.


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 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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