California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA
55 Music Concourse Drive • San Francisco, CA 94118
Located in Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences offers a museum experience unlike any other in the world. Where else can you find an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum all in the same building? When inside, guests can explore a 4-story rainforest, waddle with penguins, learn about space, engage with interactive exhibits, and so much more.
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Is the museum accessible?
Yes. California Academy of Sciences is fully wheelchair accessible. Manual wheelchairs are available to borrow free of charge at Coat Check on a ﬁrst-come, ﬁrst-served basis in exchange for a photo ID.
In addition, all exhibits have built-in detection points for the blind, and our public elevators are equipped with auditory signals. Wherever possible, exhibits have been made tactile for an enhanced experience. For the deaf and hard of hearing, transcripts are available for all regularly scheduled Planetarium shows and other multimedia in the Academy and assistive listening transmitters are positioned in the Planetarium, Earthquake Mini-Dome Theater, and Earthquake Shake House exhibit. Interpreters accompanying a deaf or hearing-impaired individual are admitted free of charge.
What are the hours of operation?
California Academy of Sciences is open every day of the year with the following hours:
Is parking available?
JFK Dr. is now closed to cars in Golden Gate Park. You can still access the Music Concourse parking garage via the Fulton St./10th Ave. entrance or the Music Concourse Dr./MLK
Dr. entrance. Free street parking is also available on MLK Dr., Nancy
Pelosi Dr., and Stow Lake Dr.
Is re-entry allowed?
No, re-entry is not allowed after you exit.
Can I bring my own food?
Guests are welcome to bring their own food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please head to the East Garden to consume items brought from home. Extra seating will be available, and all tables are placed at least six feet apart.
Are lockers available?
Yes, lockers are located just off the main lobby and are available for
rent for $5 per day for standard-size lockers and $8 per day for
Will I be able to rent a wheelchair?
Yes, wheelchairs are available for guests to use during their visit. Please see a Guest Experience staff member in the Lobby for assistance when you arrive.