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California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences

Science Museum, Planetarium, and Aquarium
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
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  • planetarium
  • museums
  • thursday night
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  • Anna S.
    Anna Sellem1 day ago
    Bar, food and Dj every Thursday night! :)
  • Luis David S.
    Great place to come with friends and family. There's a lot to see and the variety is incredible. It's truly incredible
  • Margie B.
    Margie B2 weeks ago
    What a great idea to have an after-hours adults-only event. Well done!
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel Sánchez3 weeks ago
    Nightlife on Thursdays! ❤️
    Upvoted 1 week ago
  • Berta M.
    Everthing Is great, very good experience.
  • Bodil J.
    Bodil JaneJuly 30
    I didn't like this museum: Very busy with groups of kids. Lines for the penguins, planetarium and jungle. Also the aquaria looked sad: some were very small or had no plants. I saw a dead starfish :-(
  • Maddy C.
    Checkout the Academy Store and visit Lemondrop, the yellow boa constrictor. They also have cool tees.
  • Shiva S.
    Variety of fishes and rare white crocodile and rain forest theme inside the glass
  • Sam S.
    Sam SabriJuly 5
    Visit on a weekday to avoid the crowds.
  • Brandon K.
    Cool place. Very beautiful, not particularly scientific but cool cursory overview of various topics
  • Catriona H.
    The pendulum clock is mesmerising. Contains aquarium, rain-forest, planetarium, penguins, earth-quake zone and Claude the albino alligator, among other things.
  • Beverly Ann Clark C.
    I am Beverly ann clark in real life person in person.
  • Pleyis
    PleyisJune 21
    Excelent planetary experience. Aquarium beautiful! There are discounts for students presenting your credentials, no matter if it is foreign.
  • Lucy P.
    Lucy PerryJune 19
    Claude the albino alligator 💗
  • Jessica T.
    Go for nightlife, everything is the Sam but cheaper and less crowed. 21+ only
  • Pepita G.
    The planetarium. The rainforest and the aquarium.
  • Jenna S.
    Jenna SJune 14
    Great aquarium!
  • Kait G.
    Nightlife on Thursdays.
  • David H.
    David HuApril 24
    First thing you do should be grabbing planetarium tickets for a showing later in the day!
  • Dan W.
    Dan WhiteApril 17
    It's all about the Thursday nights.
  • Helio M.
    Really love this place! You should try the earthquake machine :) the cafeteria isn't good at all
  • Megan P.
    Slightly underwhelming for the price.
  • Kian L.
    Kian LaviApril 1
    The rainforest and planetarium were so cool!
  • Jim A.
    Jim AndersonMarch 27
    Excellent museum. Go, and bring the kids. They don't have to be your kids.
  • Janet H.
    Janet HMarch 24
    Come here on a Thursday night. Alcohol and science and no kids!
  • Fran S.
    Fran SuMarch 23
    The aquarium, the rain forest, and diving Santa. Make sure to get tickets for planetarium early.
  • Leo K.
    Leo KimMarch 21
    Beautiful exhibits. But, on a rainy Monday on spring break with no other museums open, this place is a shitshow.
  • Andrew A.
    Andrew AnderMarch 20
    Nightlife Rainforest closes at 7:30pm
  • Marina C.
    Amazing! A must see in SF!
  • Dinnidin
    DinnidinMarch 18
    Thursday nights are great!
  • Jess L.
    Jess LMarch 18
    Claude is the fanciest alligator that ever was.
  • Troy
    TroyMarch 14
    If you live in or are going to be in the bay area this is a great place to visit. I would go at off peak time to avoid some of the crowd but even so still a great experience.
  • Joe D.
    Joe DudasMarch 13
    The Courtship Dance Stage is easily the most hilarious thing here.
  • Frank K.
    Frank KimMarch 12
    That albino alligator is amazing to see.
  • Alex M.
    Alex MannFebruary 29
    Evening adult enlightenment (drinking) sessions are great!
  • Keith R.
    Great place to go to on a first date
  • Ellie K.
    Ellie KravetsFebruary 12
    Great place to bring your kids or even have a date :) Beautiful exhibits (love aquarium & rain forest).
  • Dan M.
    Expensive but totally worth it!
  • Greg D.
    Greg DungcaJanuary 20
    Check out the planetarium and the earthquake simulator.
  • Natascha F.
    The aquarium and butterflies
  • Ren W.
    Ren WJanuary 17
    The aquarium is awesome, better than the planetarium.
  • Chloe C.
    Chloe CondonJanuary 17
    Lines, to wait in more lines, to wait in a line...
  • Jeff R.
    Penguin feeding time is fun for all ages!
  • Lynette
    LynetteJanuary 4
    Kids and I really enjoyed the day. Got to see almost all the presentations.
  • Cameron K.
    Cameron KetchamDecember 24, 2015
    The California Academy of Sciences is fun because you can go under the sea, visit a rain forest, and walk through the African Savanna.
  • Shil P.
    Shil PaDecember 10, 2015
    Go on the summer adult nights. where else can you find your fav artists DJing at an aquarium #RogueWave
  • Cormac R.
    Cormac RiordanNovember 30, 2015
    Everything about it is gorgeous.
  • Nate L.
    Nate LawlerNovember 14, 2015
    Very cool but seems over priced.
  • Fi V.
    Fi VeiNovember 9, 2015
    An amazing museum with a lot of activities, you need almost a whole day to do everything!
  • Stephanie E.
    Stephanie EscobarOctober 27, 2015
    The planetarium is fantastic as is the aquarium level
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