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Highlights

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Offers/Upgrades

Advice for Visitors

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Location & Hours

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

Market & Powell
Beach & Hyde
Bay & Taylor

SFMTA Customer Service Center:
11 S. Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94103

Near Market

Cable Cars: approx. 6am-1am
Streetcars (F line): approx. 5am-1am
Most other Muni routes follow similar hours; some operate 24 hours.
Muni operates 365 days a year; see website for details.

(415) 701-2311
sfmta.com

California Academy of Sciences

Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm
Sun, 11am-5pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(415) 379-8000
calacademy.org

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

PIER 39
San Francisco, CA 94133

West of the marina at Beach Street and the Embarcadero, 2 blocks east of Fisherman's Wharf

Bay Cruise Adventure is available 7 days a week; first boat departs at 10am.
Departure times vary by day and season, and special holiday hours apply; see website for details.
No service on Christmas Day.

(415) 773-1188
blueandgoldfleet.com

Exploratorium

Pier 15
San Francisco, CA 94111

Tue-Sun, 10am-5pm
Open Thursday evenings 6pm-10pm for ages 18+ only; cash bar.
Closed most Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Special Monday holiday hours may apply; see website for details.
Open Mondays in July and August.

(415) 528-4444
exploratorium.edu

de Young Museum

DE YOUNG MUSEUM

Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

At intersection with JFK Drive

Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm
Last entrance at 4:30pm
Extended hours Fridays until 8:45pm (late March-late November).
Special holiday hours apply; see details.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

(415) 750-3600
deyoung.famsf.org


LEGION OF HONOR

Lincoln Park Golf Course
100 34th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121

At intersection with Clement Street

Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm
Last entrance at 4:30pm
Special holiday hours apply; see details.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

(415) 750-3600
legionofhonor.famsf.org


Aquarium of the Bay

PIER 39
The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA, 94133

Summer (May 25-Sep 2): Open daily, 9am-8pm
Winter: Mon-Thu, 10am-6pm; Fri-Sun, 10am-7pm
Closed Christmas Day

(415) 623-5300
aquariumofthebay.org

Monterey Bay Aquarium

886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA, 93940

Follow signs to public parking



Hours vary by season; see website for details.
Closed Christmas Day.

(831) 648-4800
montereybayaquarium.org

CityPASS Admission

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

CityPASS includes unlimited transportation on all Muni trolleys, buses and historic cable cars for seven consecutive days beginning with the first day of CityPASS use.

California Academy of Sciences

CityPASS includes general admission to all exhibits including the aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, natural history museum and living roof.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

CityPASS offers you the choice of a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure offering fantastic photo opportunities and breathtaking views, or a ride on RocketBoat, the fastest and most thrilling ride on the Bay.

Exploratorium

CityPASS includes general Admission to this museum’s ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception.

de Young Museum

CityPASS includes general admission to both de Young + Legion of Honor Fine Arts Museums, if visited on the same day.

Aquarium of the Bay

CityPASS includes general Admission to the only aquarium dedicated to the animals native to the San Francisco Bay.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

CityPASS includes general admission to one of the world's finest aquariums, including nearly 200 galleries and exhibits.

Highlights

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

  • See the whole city and access all the San Francisco CityPASS attractions using Muni.
  • Make your way around San Francisco on Muni’s diverse fleet of historic streetcars ,world famous cable cars, modern light rail vehicles, diesel buses, alternative fuel vehicles, and electric trolley coaches.
  • Watch the Cable Car gripmen in action as they navigate the city streets.

California Academy of Sciences

  • Dive into Steinhart Aquarium, one of the most biodiverse and interactive aquariums in the world, home to nearly 40,000 live animals.
  • Listen to a symphony of croaking frogs and chirping birds in the lush, living 4-story rainforest.
  • Experience the cosmos like never before on Morrison Planetarium’s 75-foot dome that seems to disappear when lit, creating a true-to-life recreation of luminous, faraway space and skies.
  • Explore the wildest animal courtship and mating strategies in Animal Attraction.
  • Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history by studying skull casts, interactive maps, and more in Human Odyssey.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

  • Delight in the boisterous barking of the Pier 39 sea lions as they greet you.
  • Sail underneath the majestic Golden Gate Bridge and around mysterious Alcatraz Island.
  • Enjoy unobstructed views of the San Francisco skyline.
  • Move about the boat; there's indoor and outdoor seating.
  • Discover points of interest about local landmarks as you sail by from the expert narration included on each cruise.

Exploratorium

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of city and bay as you investigate the environment in the spectacular glass-and-steel Bay Observatory.
  • Get hands-on with open tinkering, building, and making activities in our expanded Tinkering Studio.
  • Explore the environment with artworks, installations, and exhibits in the Outdoor Gallery.
  • Find out how we interpret our surroundings and interact with one another in the West Gallery.
  • Experiment with the sights, sounds, and experiences of perception in the Central Gallery.
  • Examine life at different scales—from tiny microbes to the interconnected ecosystems of the bay—in the East Gallery.
  • Watch as exhibits are being created in the open-to-view Machine Shop.

de Young Museum

  • Visit two world-class art museums in one day — both are included with CityPASS.
  • Find magnificent panoramic views atop de Young’s Hamon Tower, which rises to 144 feet.
  • See 4,000 years of ancient and European art, including an original Rodin The Thinker, at Legion of Honor.
  • Explore the de Young’s renowned collections of American art from the 17th through the 20th centuries, Textile arts, and art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas.

Aquarium of the Bay

  • Stroll through 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels for a scuba diver's view of over 20,000 marine animals from San Francisco Bay and nearby waters.
  • Feel the unique sensations of touching sharks, rays and sea stars in the touch pools of Touch the Bay.
  • Walk through the Near Shore exhibit tunnel to catch a view of a giant Pacific octopus — one of the smartest marine animals in San Francisco Bay.
  • Explore the distinctive ecosystems that support an incredibly wide variety of marine life in Discover the Bay.
  • Take advantage of animal feedings, movies and presentations by the Aquarium’s interpretive naturalists to enhance your visit.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Discover an underwater forest—at 28 feet, the Kelp Forest is one of the tallest aquarium exhibits in the world. You'll get a diver's-eye view of sardines, leopard sharks, wolf-eels and a host of other fishes as they weave through swaying fronds of kelp, just like they do in the wild.
  • Watch as diverse ocean creatures such as hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, tunas, huge schools of sardines, ocean sunfish and other open-water dwellers swim past the 90-foot long window of the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, the million-gallon Open Sea.
  • Journey to the world of undersea magicians, masters of disguise and quick-change artists in Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes. You won’t believe your eyes.
  • Enjoy the antics of the popluar southern sea otters as they romp, tumble and wrestle like their brethren in the bay.
  • Explore the waters of Monterey Bay Habitats, where sharks and sturgeon glide through the deep reef, 200-pound giant sea bass lumber among the wharf pilings and flatfish nestle in the sandy seafloor.

CityPASS Entry

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

Present CityPASS booklet to the driver on any Muni passenger vehicle to board; you’ll enjoy 7 days of unlimited access beginning with the first day of CityPASS use.

You must exchange your CityPASS voucher for a CityPASS booklet prior to using MUNI. Your voucher is not redeemable or accepted for use aboard MUNI vehicles or at Cable Car Kiosks except for the Bay and Taylor Kiosk located at 2450 Taylor Street (open from 10am-4pm). Please plan ahead; if arriving after normal exchange point hours with a voucher, you'll have to wait until morning to exchange it for a CityPASS booklet to use to board the cable cars.

California Academy of Sciences

Present CityPASS booklet at the regular admission gate to skip the main ticket line, or present CityPASS voucher at the main ticket office, then proceed to the regular admission line. CityPASS includes general admission to all exhibits including the aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, natural history museum, and living roof.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to exchange for a boarding pass for your choice of a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure offering fantastic photo opportunities and breathtaking views, or a ride on RocketBoat, the fastest and most thrilling ride on the Bay.

Exploratorium

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the Ticketing Desk for general Admission to this museum’s ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception.

de Young Museum

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at the general admissions desk at either the de Young Museum or Legion of Honor for general admission to both museums (if visited on the same day) and access to de Young’s Hamon Tower Observatory.

Aquarium of the Bay

Present CityPASS booklet or voucher at main entrance for general Admission to the only aquarium dedicated to the animals native to the San Francisco Bay, including underwater glass tunnels and touch pools.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Present CityPASS booklet at main ticketing area, or present CityPASS voucher at Main Entrance and staff will direct you to an exchange location. CityPASS includes general admission to one of the world's finest aquariums, including nearly 200 galleries and exhibits.

Offers/Upgrades

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

Candlestick Ballpark Express: An additional $8 per person by showing validated CityPASS when boarding. Cash only; exact amount required.

California Academy of Sciences

Academy and Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes Tours: Purchase on day of visit, or book online. Cost for CityPASS holders: Ages 8+, 24.95 (subject to availability).

Night Life: Every Thursday night, music, creatures and cocktails come together for NightLife at the California Academy of Sciences. Each week features a live band or DJ, and a unique theme – from salsa dancing to sustainable seafood and beyond. For ages 21+. Cost: $12.

Discount: Get 15% off at the Academy Store; see coupon in booklet for details.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

Escape from the Rock Cruise: 1-1/2 hour bay cruise circles Alcatraz; with narration and special effects. Kids (5-11) receive one complimentary pair of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars when you upgrade to the Escape from the Rock Cruise. Cost for CityPASS holders: $5.

Discount: Get a FREE color-changing Blue & Gold Fleet tote bag with any purchase at Del Sol, located on PIER 39; see coupon in booklet.

Exploratorium

Tactile Dome: Crawl, slide, and bump your way through a pitch-black adventure in the Tactile Dome. Call (415) 528-4362 for reservations or purchase a ticket upon arrival at the Buy Ticket line. Cost for CityPASS holders: $15. The Dome is not recommended for persons with neck, back, or knee injuries; claustrophobia; fear of the dark; or women in their last trimester of pregnancy. Youth must be at least 7 years old to participate. The Dome is an active experience so dress accordingly.

de Young Museum

Discount: Get 10% off a purchase of $50 or more onsite at either the de Young or Legion of Honor Museum Stores; see the coupon in your booklet for details.

Audio Tours: Audio tours available at de Young and Legion ($7).

Aquarium of the Bay

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: $10.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Add an Adventure or Tour: Visit the Membership and Tours desk for all available tours and adventures; see details.

Advice for Visitors

7-day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport

Tips:
  • Without CityPASS, a single one-way cable car ride costs $7 (Muni bus: $2.25).
  • You can exchange your voucher for a booklet at the Bay and Taylor Kiosk located at 2450 Taylor Street (open 10am-4pm). No other MUNI locations or vehicles are able to exchange vouchers for booklets.
  • You can exchange your voucher for a CityPASS booklet at the Macy's San Francisco Visitor Information Center from 10am-9pm Monday-Friday and 11am-7pm Sunday. The Center is located at 170 O’Farrell Street (Union Square). This is a great option if you arrive after attraction hours and want to exchange your voucher for a CityPASS booklet so that you can use MUNI.
  • Avoid the long line at the Cable Car Turn-Around by boarding at stops at least four blocks above the turnaround.
  • The cable car on California Street is least crowded and easiest to board.
  • The Muni 7-Day Passport does not include BART.
  • Dial 311 — or (415) 701-2311 if outside SF — for access to 24/7 visitor service information.
  • The SFMTA Customer Service Center is located at 11 S. Van Ness Avenue at Market.
  • See route maps & schedules.
  • Vouchers must be exchanged for a booklet prior to riding the cable cars. Please plan ahead; if arriving with a voucher after normal exchange point hours, you'll have to wait until morning to exchange it for a CityPASS booklet.

Accessibility: Streetcars and Muni busses are 100% wheelchair accessible. Historic Cable Cars are not wheelchair accessible. Some folding chairs or mobility devices may be accommodated; step climbing is required to board.

California Academy of Sciences

Tips:
  • Upon arrival, stop first at the Planetarium entrance kiosk to secure a show time.
  • The free Academy Insider iPhone App is a great way to enhance and plan for your visit; details and download.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Academy Café, The Terrace
  • Gift Shops: Academy Store, Lab Jr.

Best time to visit: Weekdays are less crowded than weekends.

Accessibility: Wheelchairs and assistive listening devices upon request. Audio tours available for blind or partially sighted visitors. Service animals allowed.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 379-5211.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

Tips:
  • See the world famous PIER 39 sea lions seasonally on K-Dock.
  • It can be windy and cool on San Francisco Bay; bring a jacket with a hood.

Best time to visit: Morning and late afternoon cruises are least-crowded.

Accessibility: All boats are wheelchair accessible on the first deck, except RocketBoat.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Exploratorium

Tips:
  • Get hands-on and make something in the Tinkering Studio.
  • Adults (18+) don't miss Exploratorium After Dark, an evening series that mixes cocktails (cash bar) and conversation with innovative science and art events; first Thursday of each month, 6-10pm.
  • Become part of the experiment with Sound Uncovered and Color Uncovered, two interactive books from the Exploratorium, available for free from the iTunes App Store.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The SEAGLASS Restaurant, Seismic Joint Café
  • Gift Shops: Exploratorium Store

Best time to visit: Lines tend to be shorter on weekday afternoons and Wednesday evenings.

Accessibility: Exhibition spaces, store, café, and all public restrooms wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available for no charge. Service animals welcome.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 528-4444.

de Young Museum

Tips:
  • Each month a different Bay Area artist transforms the de Young's Kimball Education Gallery into a working art studio. Meet the artists Wed-Sun, 1pm-5pm for free; no reservations necessary.
  • Families enjoy viewing and doing art with numerous children’s programs; see details.
  • Friday Nights at the de Young, an evening series in its 9th season, offers live music, hands-on art, tours, artist demonstrations, and food and cocktails for purchase; see details.
Amenities:
  • Dining: de Young Café; Legion of Honor Café.
  • Gift Shops: de Young Museum Store, Special Exhibition Stores

Accessibility: Both museums are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchairs available at the Information desks. Free audio tours for blind visitors; printed scripts provided upon request. Assistive listening devices for Docent Tours available by appointment. Sign-language interpretation provided with two weeks' notice; see details.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions for de Young and here for Legion of Honor

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 750-3620.

Aquarium of the Bay

Tips:
  • See the world-famous sea lions seasonally at PIER 39's K-Dock.
  • Visit the Events Calendar prior to your visit to learn special presentation and feeding times on your travel dates.
  • Aquarium of the Bay does not validate parking at the PIER 39 Garage, but many PIER 39 restaurants do.
  • Make a day of it; your aquarium ticket provides return privileges throughout the day. Come in the morning, leave for a waterfront stroll, then return for bat ray or shark feeding time.
Amenities:
  • Gift Shops: 2 retail stores

Best time to visit: Mornings are the least-crowded.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Tips:
  • The Otter Spotter Station is subject to weather and other factors; check with a staff member when you arrive to learn out about the different opportunities available on the day of your visit.
  • Get the most out of your visit with the Aquarium's free iPhone app. Learn about the animals and exhibits, see the schedule of programs and feeding shows, and share professional photos of animals and exhibits with your family and friends; see details.
  • Wireless internet is available at the Aquarium free of charge. For more information, visit the information desk.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Cindy’s Waterfront
  • Gift Shops: There are four different gift and bookstores within the aquarium.

Best time to visit: Less-visited times are in the fall and winter months other than during holidays. At other times of the year, you'll find fewer visitors between 2pm and 6pm. During the peak summer months, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday are the best days to visit.

Accessibility: All areas are accessible by the lift or elevators throughout the facility. Wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the information desk inside the main entrance. See more.

Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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