The Academy is open 365 days a year, meaning every day is a good day to visit. In addition to more than 20 active exhibits, each day there's a wide range of activities, shows, events, and tours.
Please note: The Swamp will be closed beginning September 17 for habitat upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the exhibit later this year.
Save 42% or more on admission to the Academy and three other must-see San Francisco attractions with CityPASS—plus three days unlimited cable car and Muni rides.
Save up to 55% on admission to the Academy and 25 other San Francisco attractions with a Go San Francisco Card.
Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive free Daytime Admission tickets to share with friends and family. Use promo code AUTUMN. See offer details below.*
*Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.