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Science Museum

California Academy of Sciences

468 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.
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Location
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone+1 415-379-8000
Hours of Operation statusClosed · Opens 9:30 AM
Credit Cards
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi
Free
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Tips from locals

Kenny
Kenny
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
Mark
Mark
June 17, 2019
Everything you'd expect in a natural history museum plus an aquarium, rainforest and planetarium. Good food options.
Diane
Diane
June 14, 2019
Amazing rain forest, aquarium and planetarium. This was one of our favorite places to visit when our kids were little.
Brenda
Brenda
May 15, 2019
On September 27, 2018, the New Academy turned 10! We're celebrating a decade of world-changing science in our new green building—and a passionate community of supporters who make milestones like these possible: 1.2 million youth visiting the Academy on school field trips 100+ Careers in Science…
A.C.
A.C.
April 26, 2019
Among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 26 million specimens. Ages 21+ on Thursday nights 6-10 p.m. when they add music and cocktails to the mix.