California Academy of Sciences

Aerial view of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
The grounds outside the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

Located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is one of the most fascinating and engaging museums in the world. This iconic institution is dedicated to exploring the wonders of the natural world through a wide range of exhibits, displays, and interactive experiences.

One of the most popular exhibits at the California Academy of Sciences is the Steinhart Aquarium. This stunning aquarium is home to over 40,000 animals from around the world, including penguins, sharks, and a wide variety of fish and other marine life. Visitors can explore the aquarium’s many exhibits and watch as divers feed the fish and interact with the animals.

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Morning Guided City Tour of San Francisco

  • 4 Hours
  • 65+

Most complete and entertaining San Francisco city tour available. Stops to explore Golden Gate Bridge, Palace of Fine Arts, Land’s End, and Twin Peaks.

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Monterey and Carmel One Day Tour from San Francisco

  • 11 Hours
  • 119+

This day tour hugs the scenic Pacific Coast, then offers free time to explore the Monterey’s Cannery Row and Old Fisherman’s Wharf. Relax along the 17-mile Drive to Pebble Beach and charming Carmel.

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Another must-see attraction at the California Academy of Sciences is the Morrison Planetarium. This state-of-the-art facility offers a breathtakingly immersive experience, allowing visitors to explore the wonders of the universe and the mysteries of space through stunning visuals and cutting-edge technology.

For those interested in biology and natural history, the California Academy of Sciences also features a wide range of exhibits and displays that explore the diversity of life on Earth. Visitors can explore the museum’s many exhibits, which include everything from skeletons and fossils to living butterflies and insects.

In addition to its many exhibits, the California Academy of Sciences is also committed to research and conservation efforts aimed at protecting and preserving the natural world. The museum features a range of ongoing research projects and initiatives, as well as educational programs and outreach efforts aimed at inspiring the next generation of scientists and environmentalists.

Overall, the California Academy of Sciences is a must-visit destination for anyone interested in science, nature, and the wonders of the natural world. With its engaging exhibits, cutting-edge technology, and commitment to research and conservation, the museum offers a unique and unforgettable experience that is sure to inspire and delight visitors of all ages.