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California Academy of Sciences

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

Mon-Sat, 9:30am-5pm
Sun, 11am-5pm
Open 365 days a year. Holiday hours may apply on Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Day; please check website before visiting.

(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; frequent daily departures.
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

Aquarium of the Bay

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

Open daily, 10am-6pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Hours may vary; visit website to confirm current hours.

(415) 623-5300
aquariumofthebay.org

The Walt Disney Family Museum

104 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94129

In the Presidio

Wed-Mon, 10am-6pm
Closed Tue
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day
The museum holds occassional free days throughout the year; call to find out if any are scheduled during your visit.
Last entry into the galleries is at 4:45pm. Please check the museum calendar for early closure updates.

(415) 345-6800
waltdisney.org

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.
Closed May 1, 2020.

(415) 528-4444
exploratorium.edu

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

Sloat Blvd & Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94132, USA

Open Daily, 10am-4pm
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

(415) 753-7080
sfzoo.org

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103

On Third Street between Mission Street and Howard Street

Fri-Tue, 10am-5pm
Thu, 10am-9pm
Closed Wednesdays.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(415) 357-4000
sfmoma.org

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

Four locations to choose from:
Fisherman's Wharf, 501 Bay St.
Golden Gate Park, 622 Shrader St.
Marina, Fort Mason Entrance (near 10 Marina Blvd.)
Union Square, 350 Powell St. (on the Plaza)

FIsherman's Wharf, 501 Bay St.: Opens 8am; closing seasonal.
Golden Gate Park, 622 Shrader St.: Opens 9am, closing seasonal.
Marina, Fort Mason Entrance: Opens 9:30am, closing seasonal.
Union Square, 350 Powell St.: Opens 8am, closing seasonal.

(415) 215-9977
baycitybike.com

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

de Young Museum
Golden Gate Park
50 Hagiwara Tea Garden Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94118

Legion of Honor
Lincoln Park Golf Course
100 34th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121

Tue-Sun, 9:30am-5:15pm
Last entrance at 4:30pm.
Special holiday hours may apply.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
The de Young's annual fundraiser, Bouquets to Arts will be held June 4-9, 2019. During that time, CityPASS is not accepted for admission.

(415) 750-3600
famsf.org

CityPASS Admission

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission to all exhibits

San Francisco C3

General admission to all exhibits

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

San Francisco CityPASS

A one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure

San Francisco C3

A one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure

Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

San Francisco C3

General admission

The Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

San Francisco C3

General admission

Exploratorium

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

San Francisco C3

General admission

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

San Francisco CityPASS

General Admission

San Francisco C3

General Admission

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco CityPASS

General Admission

San Francisco C3

General Admission

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco C3

Full day bike rental, including city hybrid bike, helmet, lock and map

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco C3

General admission to either the de Young Museum or the Legion of Honor, or both if visited on the same day

Highlights

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.

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.
  • Aquarium of the Bay is part of the Bay Ecotarium, a group of six institutions (the Sea Lion Center, The Bay Institute, Bay Model Alliance, Bay Academy and EcoCenter Park, along with Aquarium of the Bay) committed to developing future environmental champions and informing decision makers and the public about the importance of watersheds and how their actions can help.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

  • Explore our contemporary interactive galleries and state-of-the-art exhibits that are narrated in Walt’s own voice, and feature early drawings, cartoons, movies, music, listening stations, more than 200 video screens, and a spectacular model of Disneyland.
  • View one of Walt's greatest innovations: the giant multiplane camera that helped create spectacular 3D effects and changed the world of animation forever.
  • Enjoy daily screenings of classic Disney films.

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.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

  • Experience the dramatic three-acre, mixed-species African Savanna, where giraffes, zebras and kudus live together, along with many African bird species including the crowned crane, ostrich, and Marabou stork.
  • Journey to the rugged regions of North America and come nose-to-nose with the Zoo’s beloved female grizzly bears, Kachina and Kiona, in an expansive habitat. At one acre, Hearst Grizzly Gulch is one of the largest naturalistic environments dedicated to grizzly bears in any zoo, with a sunny meadow, 20,000-gallon pool, herb garden, mountain stream waterfall and heated rocks.
  • Stroll the elevated boardwalk Lemur Forest for great views of lemurs leaping through the trees; the exhibit is the largest outdoor lemur habitat in the country and home to seven different species of lemurs.
  • Watch Magellanic penguins as they "fly" through the water at speeds up to 15 miles per hour, bask in the sun, preen, or hang out in one of 36 burrows on Penguin Island, home to the largest colony of these extremely social penguins outside of the wild.
  • See gorillas up close as they rest, play, eat and interact with one another in the Gorilla Preserve, one of the largest and most exceptional habitats for western lowland gorillas in the country, with almost one acre of trees, grasses and rocky outcroppings.
  • See your little ones connect to the natural world at the Children's Zoo, where they can feed and pet farm animals, explore an insect zoo, walk through an interpretive nature trail, and much more.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

  • See the largest public living wall in the United States, with more than 19,000 plants and 21 native species—stunning from both the inside and the outside.
  • Discover the works of artists such as Alexander Calder, Ellsworth Kelly, Anselm Kiefer, Sol LeWitt, Agnes Martin, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra and Andy Warhol in the Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, one of the world's greatest private collections of contemporary art, spanning more than three floors of the museum.
  • Explore the Pritzker Center for Photography, the largest space permanently dedicated to photography in any art museum in the United States. At 15,000 square feet, the center includes enhanced permanent collection galleries and new special exhibition galleries in rotation, along with a study center and the Photography Interpretive Gallery.
  • Check out the Insta-worthy public bathrooms; each floor features a different, eye-popping color, including brilliant green, deep purple, shocking pink, aquatic teal and warm red.
  • Treat yourself to a fine-dining experience at In Situ, a Michelin-star restaurant offering a curated menu of dishes contributed by over 80 chefs from around the world.

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

  • Experience amazing and unique perspectives of the Golden Gate Bridge, art, architecture, sight-seeing and more only possible from the seat of a bicycle.
  • Get expert, local advice on the best places to ride, sightsee, eat, and enjoy.

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

  • Visit two world-class art museums in one day — both are included with CityPASS.
  • Enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Bay, and the Marin headlands at the de Young's Hamon Observation Tower.
  • Explore the de Young’s renowned collection of American art, including over 1,000 paintings, 800 sculptures, and 3,000 decorative arts objects; its the most comprehensive museum survey of American art in the American West.
  • Take in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay, and downtown from the Legion of Honor, and then see 4,000 years of ancient and European art, including Auguste Rodan's iconic "The Thinker" and works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, El Greco, and Rembrandt van Rijn.

CityPASS Entry

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at the regular admission gate to skip the main ticket line.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the regular admission gate to skip the main ticket line.

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise Adventure

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to obtain a boarding pass. Please arrive 30 minutes before desired departure time.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to obtain a boarding pass. Please arrive 30 minutes before desired departure time.

Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at the main entrance.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the main entrance.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at the Ticket Desk.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the Ticket Desk.

Exploratorium

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at the ticketing desk to receive your admission ticket. Follow the CityPASS signs to expedite your entry.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the ticketing desk to receive your admission ticket. Follow the CityPASS signs to expedite your entry.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your tickets at Zoo entry and skip the main ticket line.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at Zoo entry and skip the main ticket line.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your booklet or voucher at the ticketing desk on the second floor.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the ticketing desk on the second floor.

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at one of the four available locations.

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the admissions desk located in the main court as you enter the de Young Museum or the Legion of Honor.

Offers/Upgrades

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: $15.

Discount: Get 15% off at the Academy Store; see booklet or CityPASS Travel Guide 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.

Aquarium of the Bay

Behind-the-Scenes Tour: Cost for CityPASS holders: $17.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Film of the Month: Add a film to your CityPASS experience for $5.

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.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

Special Exhibitions: Special Exhibition upgrades/purchases can be made while presenting your mobile tickets, booklet or voucher at the ticketing desk.

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

Electric Bike: Upgrade to an electric bike for $35.

Daily Guided Tour: Upgrade to a guided tour for $35; see options here.

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

Audio Tours: Audio tours of both the de Young’s and Legion of Honor’s permanent collections are available from Antenna Audio. The audio tour is designed in collaboration with the museum’s curators to enhance your visit, and is appropriate for all ages. Available languages include English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German and Chinese Mandarin. Purchase tours at the museum; cost: $8.

Advice for Visitors

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: Email travelsales@calacademy.org.

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.
  • Blue & Gold Fleet has retired the original RocketBoat in anticipation of a new and improved RocketBoat in 2020. RocketBoat will not be available for the 2019 season, but additional Bay Cruises have been added to the Blue & Gold Fleet schedule for 2019 to ensure availability for all passengers.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Full-service snack bar (cash only)

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

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

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

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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Call (415) 623-5326.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

Tips:
  • Have your tickets ready to show before entering the museum to ensure speedy admission!
  • Photography is allowed, but please, no flash.
  • Please bring only water into the museum; no other liquids are allowed.
  • For sketch work and drawings, only pencil is allowed; please do not bring pens into the galleries.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
  • Visit Ticket Desk for special exhibitions, daily film screenings, Spotlight Talks, and more.
  • The FREE PresidiGo Shuttle provides service to and from downtown San Francisco, and also connects to visitor destinations around the park. There are three routes—Crissy Field, Presidio Hills, and Downtown—each with different schedules and stops. Access to the Downtown route is restricted during commute hours. Visit the Presidio website for details.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Museum cafe
  • Shops: Museum Store

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

Best Time to Visit: Afternoons between 1-5pm.

Groups: For groups greater than 25, please contact Group Sales at groupsales@wdfmuseum.org at least 24 hours prior to your visit.

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.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: The Seaglass Restaurant, Seismic Joint Café
  • Gift Shops: Exploratorium Stores

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.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

Tips:
  • Children ages 14 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult while on Zoo grounds.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Leaping Lemur Café, The Station Pizza Parlor, Café Playfield
  • Gift Shops: Wildlife Connection Shop

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

Accessibility: Click here for accessibility information.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA
Only available with San Francisco C3

Tips:
  • Bring headphones and download the free SFMOMA Audio app. Hear beautifully produced stories featuring personalities not often heard in museums. Find it here.
  • Enrich your visit with one of the daily public tours. Tour size is limited; participation is on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more at the ticketing desk.
  • Be sure to walk across the oculus bridge on the 5th floor, check out the view from the terrace on the 7th floor, and sit in the sculpture garden.
  • Please note that your CityPASS ticket cannot be applied towards SFMOMA membership.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Sightglass Coffee (3rd floor), Café 5 (5th floor), and In Situ (street level)
  • Gift Shops: Museum Store (located off of Third Street entrance)

Parking/Transportation: SFMOMA’s garage on Minna Street is a few steps from the museum’s main entrance on Third Street. It's convenient, and parking onsite directly supports the museum and its programs. Parking can be validated at the second floor Information Desk for all museum attendees. Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

Groups: Groups of 10 or more: Email groups@sfmoma.org.

Bay City Bike & Parkwide Bike Rentals
Only available with San Francisco C3

Tips:
  • Please note that if you rent from one location and return to another, there may be a drop-off fee. If you rent anywhere before 4pm and return to another neighborhood, the fee is $10 per bike, $20 per e-bike, and $15 per tandem bike. If you return a bike to Sausalito that was not rented from Sausalito, the fee is $12 per bike, $20 per e-bike, and $15 per tandem bike.
  • If you rent at the Wharf location listed above, but need to return after closing time, you can return to the 2661 Taylor Street late drop with no fee. Also, if you rent anywhere after 4pm, you can return to the 2661 Taylor Street late drop with no fee.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.

Directions: Fisherman's Wharf location: Powell-Mason Cable Car
Golden Gate Park location: 7 Haight Noriega bus line
Marina location: 43 Masonic bus line
Union Square location: 45 Union/Stockton bus line

Group: Groups of 10 or more, please email baycitybike@baycitybike.com prior to arrival.

Accessibility: All locations are accessible; however, the bikes do require the ability to ride a bike independently (options for babies and children to allow for riding with parents are available).

de Young Museum + Legion of Honor
Only available with San Francisco C3

Tips:
  • Families can enjoy viewing and doing art with numerous children’s programs; see details.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
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 at de Young, and here for directions to de Young. Click here for directions and parking information for Legion of Honor.

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