Explore a coral reef, the Amazon and outer space—all in one day. Only at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
Expensive but totally worth it!
Check out the planetarium and the earthquake simulator.
The aquarium and butterflies
The aquarium is awesome, better than the planetarium.
Lines, to wait in more lines, to wait in a line...
Penguin feeding time is fun for all ages!
Kids and I really enjoyed the day. Got to see almost all the presentations.
The California Academy of Sciences is fun because you can go under the sea, visit a rain forest, and walk through the African Savanna.
Go on the summer adult nights. where else can you find your fav artists DJing at an aquarium #RogueWave
Everything about it is gorgeous.
Very cool but seems over priced.
An amazing museum with a lot of activities, you need almost a whole day to do everything!
The planetarium is fantastic as is the aquarium level
Super busy on Sundays!
THERE'S SO MUCH TO SEE!
Thursday night life is fun!
Try out the fragile planet show in the planetarium. Its more about outer space than Earth itself but has an excellent immersive feel.
Make sure you check out the living roof from the third floor.
Birds and fish and dinos and stars!
I've been coming here since I was a small child but still love it in my early 20s. lots to see—give yourself time
Cool planetarium and aquarium
If you're tourist, you have to visit this amazing museum. The ticket is a little expensive but is worth it.
Just seen Wonderful Aquarium.
Our favorite way to spend a Thursday night, Nightlife has DJs and bars stationed around the entire place for your Friday Eve enjoyment.
Very interesting. Spent a lot of time in the rainforest (albino alligator etc.) Both planetarium shows are informational too. Not a huge amount of things to do but you can stay busy!
Nightlife at the academy is really fun!!!
The planetarium it's amazing and the rainforest is a must!!!
Great place for kids of all ages! The rainforest is awesome!
The rainforest is super cool. Also I hear good things about the planetarium but have only gone for nightlife (Thurs, $12, 21+) and am always late.
If you're cool and 21+ years old, go on Thursday nights, where you can visit the museum with drinks and music!
Thursday night life.
The simulated earth quake is fun and not scary.
Earthquake experience it's really cool
Way more than I anticipated. The place itself is a work of art. Thumbs up. My fav was the rainforest with all the butterflies and wild birds flying free.
Membership at the California academy is the best - perfect for days out in the world of science.
All the exhibits are good! The cafe is incredibly expensive, I would recommend bringing your own lunch. Also bring money for the parking garage there. Easier than parking on the street!
Better to go at night time. They have booze but a bit pricey but no kids
The CalAcad Planetarium beats out every other planetarium oh been to in terms of projection and show quality.
Earthquake exhibit is my favorite
Awesome aquarium and rainforest exhibit. Butterflies run rampant in a realistic biological setting. Took my fiancee and I about 3 and a half hours to get through everything. Worth every penny
Incredible aquarium...incomparable to the Aquarium by the Bay. NightLife is a fun way to see it on Thursday nights. It's 21+ w/ cocktails available all over the museum and special exhibits and themes.
Brilliantly maintained museum with a massive collection of animals. A beautiful aquarium along with the tropical rainforest tour. End it off by seeing the massive sperm whale skeleton.
Penguins are amazingly cute!
Pricey admission but lots of interesting exhibits. Worth it if you see the whole place
Giraffes are not afraid of earthquakes
Lovely place. The botanic garden and aquarium are my favorites. Visually stunning and dazzling.
it is amazing