All guests 12+ must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled visit. Learn more
Reservations are required for the planetarium and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info
The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration.
Life-changing moments. World-changing science. We’re an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park—and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe.
The Academy's road to racial equity is still very much under construction, but we’re committed to ensuring our actions match our values—and to communicating our progress with you along the way.
The Academy's vaccination policy
Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled museum visit is now required for all Academy guests ages 12+, along with photo ID for guests ages 18+. Masks are required indoors for all guests ages 2+. Thank you for your understanding and support—and for helping to keep our community safe.