Hours: Mon - Sat 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Sun 11am to 5:00 pm. PLEASE NOTE: The building closes at 5:00 pm sharp. Visitors can enter the building until 4:00 pm.
Open Thanksgiving Day 10:00am to 3:00pm with the last entrance at 2:00pm. Open Christmas Day 11:00am to 5:00pm with the last entrance at 4:00pm.
Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.
The California Academy of Sciences is located at: 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118
You can exchange your voucher for your entrance ticket at the 'Service Desk' located at the right side of the main entrance.
Music Concourse intersects between John F. Kennedy Drive and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Golden Gate Park
Street parking is located throughout Golden Gate Park and the neighboring areas. See Directions below for Parking Garages.
Child Ticket: 4-11 years old. Ages 3 and under are free.
Senior: 65+; Youth/Student: 12-17 years old.
The Academy provides a wide variety of special accommodations to individuals with disabilities:
+ Wheelchairs are available at the Coat Check on a first come, first served basis.
+ Accessible parking is available in the underground garage.
+ Listening devices are available for visitors who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
+ Service animals for disabled persons are permitted.