California Academy of Sciences Highlights
The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Visit and discover fascinating exhibits like the Steinhardt Aquarium, featuring over 40,000 live animals, the four-storey Osher Rainforest, the Kimball Natural History Museum, and the Morrison Planetarium with its unique stardome. In addition to permanent exhibits, you can opt to visit temporary exhibits on a huge variety of revolving subjects.More Info Read Less
Bursting with Life
From the splashing penguins in African Hall to the wildflowers growing on the roof, the California Academy of Sciences building is bursting with life. A four-storey living rainforest and an awe-inspiring coral reef ecosystem showcase Earth’s biodiversity, while immersive planetarium shows offer a new perspective on the planet we call home.
A Learning Adventure
The California Academy of Sciences combines a variety of learning institutions in one. Visit a planetarium, see underwater life in the aquarium, explore a real-life rainforest, and discover the science behind it all in a natural history museum.
The California Academy of Sciences hosts a variety of revolving exhibitions. You can choose to explore a diverse range of topics, from black holes to pterosaurs, gemstones to earthquakes.
The Academy hosts a variety of special events, like behind-the-scenes tours, lectures, workshops, themed sleepovers and late night openings. Talk to staff for information about what's on, and to upgrade your ticket.
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