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California Academy of Sciences

  • Address:
    55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park
    San Francisco, CA 94118



The California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring and explaining the natural world and addressing the challenge of sustainability. It is home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest as well as innovative scientific research and education programs—all under one living roof. This unique combination allows visitors to explore 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 in a single day. Along the way, thousands of charismatic live animals and a team of fascinating scientists and presenters bring the Academy’s exhibits and shows to life and make each visit unique. The Academy is also home to nearly 46 million scientific specimens from around the world—essential tools for comparative studies on the history and future of life on Earth.

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  • Reception Capacity 3,000