California Academy of Sciences
Neighborhood: Golden Gate Park
Explore an aquarium, planetarium and natural history museum all under one living roof.
Home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, Kimball Natural History Museum, and world-class research and education programs, the California Academy of Sciences museum is one of San Francisco's must-see destinations. From the splashing penguins in African Hall to the wildflowers on the roof, the building is bursting with life. A four-story living rainforest and awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem will delight visitors of all ages, while immersive planetarium shows will transport audiences through space and time for a new perspective on out planet. Numerous daily programs - from penguin feedings and coral reef dives to hands-on programs just for kids - offer a wealth of opportunities to dive deeper.
Topped by a 2.5-acre living roof, the Academy is the world's first "Double Platinum" museum, recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for its eco-friendly design and operations. Inside, opportunities abound to meet Academy scientists, share in their discoveries, and join the journey to make our world a greener, more sustainable place to live.
In addition to general admission tickets, the Academy offers a variety of opportunities to enhance any visit, including daily Behind-the-Scenes Tours, weekly NightLife events and NightLife VIP Tours (ages 21+) and Penguins & Pajamas sleepovers. The museum is also available for special events of up to 3,000 guests. Let the wonder begin!
Location: Golden Gate Park
To Do: Museums
Meeting and Exhibit Total Sq. Ft.: Less than 7,500
Auditorium/Theater Capacity: 150 or More
Other: Special Event Facilities
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