Visit California Academy of Sciences

October 15, 2017
Category: San Francisco Attractions

California Academy of Sciences is a must-see museum in San Francisco. This incredible destination has so many exciting things to explore under a single roof. This historic museum includes a planetarium and aquarium as well. The building is a living space with incredible wildflowers and splashing penguins. Once inside, you will be able to view over 38,000 live animals that represent more than 900 species. The award-winning planetarium tells the story of galaxies using scientific data. If you are planning your visit to San Francisco with kids then it is essential to spend few hours at Academy of Science, curious children love to collect facts about various discoveries from this museum. It stays open from 9.30 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Saturday. On Sundays, you can visit between 11 AM and 5 PM. You can save more on tickets prices if you purchase an admission pass. Details of seasonal events are available here

Highlights and Exhibits at California Academy of Science:

This museum is full of natural wonders to explore. The first most exciting part of the Academy is Steinhart Aquarium that is rated as one of the most biologically diverse aquariums. Here you can see the tropical lagoon, African Penguins, an Albino Alligator, Coral Reef and many other species. Next point of interest is Morrison Planetarium which has the largest digital dome in the world and creatively highlights faraway galaxies. The Kimball Natural History Museum is another favorite spot that allows you to explore majestic dioramas as well as animals with a representation of the future earth. The natural forces are well explained by the Shake House that is an advanced earthquake simulator. The outstanding four-story rainforest is designed with a 90-foot glass dome, and it has impressive creatures brought from different corners of the earth.

The nightlife of the Academy is also quite popular where adults can enjoy cocktails, music and many party specific activities on Thursday nights. Scientists also host interesting lectures on unique topics and latest discoveries. The on-site retail stores offer a wide collection of gifts for all age groups.

Stay at Alpha Inn and Suites:

The Academy of Science is 5.8 miles, 15 minutes from Alpha Inn and Suites. If you are planning to visit San Francisco, Alpha Inn and Suites keeps you close to major attractions, and public transportation. Book direct at for the lowest rates.