Explore a coral reef, the Amazon and outer space—all in one day. Only at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.
First thing you do should be grabbing planetarium tickets for a showing later in the day!
It's all about the Thursday nights.
Really love this place! You should try the earthquake machine :) the cafeteria isn't good at all
Slightly underwhelming for the price.
The rainforest and planetarium were so cool!
Excellent museum. Go, and bring the kids. They don't have to be your kids.
Come here on a Thursday night. Alcohol and science and no kids!
The aquarium, the rain forest, and diving Santa. Make sure to get tickets for planetarium early.
Beautiful exhibits. But, on a rainy Monday on spring break with no other museums open, this place is a shitshow.
Nightlife Rainforest closes at 7:30pm
Amazing! A must see in SF!
Thursday nights are great!
Claude is the fanciest alligator that ever was.
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.
The Courtship Dance Stage is easily the most hilarious thing here.
That albino alligator is amazing to see.
Evening adult enlightenment (drinking) sessions are great!
Great place to go to on a first date
Great place to bring your kids or even have a date :) Beautiful exhibits (love aquarium & rain forest).
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.