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California Academy of Sciences

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 San Francisco Bay Cruise

BLUE & GOLD FLEET SAN FRANCISCO BAY CRUISE
PIER 39
San Francisco, CA 94133
West of the marina at Beach Street and the Embarcadero, 2 blocks east of Fisherman's Wharf

Departure times vary by day and season, and special holiday hours apply; see website for current schedule.
No service on Christmas Day.

(415) 705-8200
blueandgoldfleet.com

Aquarium of the Bay

AQUARIUM OF THE BAY
PIER 39
The Embarcadero and Beach Street
San Francisco, CA, 94133

Open daily, 11am-6pm
Christmas Eve, 11am-3pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Hours may vary; visit website to confirm current hours.

(415) 623-5300
aquariumofthebay.org

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

SAN FRANCISCO ZOO & GARDENS
Sloat Blvd & Great Hwy
San Francisco, CA 94132, USA

Open Daily, 10am-5pm
Last admission is one hour before closing time.

(415) 753-7080
sfzoo.org

The Walt Disney Family Museum

THE WALT DISNEY FAMILY MUSEUM
104 Montgomery St
San Francisco, CA 94129
In the Presidio

Thu-Sun, 10am-5pm
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 4pm. Please check the museum calendar for early closure updates.

(415) 345-6800
waltdisney.org

Exploratorium

EXPLORATORIUM
Pier 15
San Francisco, CA 94111

Wed-Sat, 10am-5pm; Sun, 12-5pm
Thu, 6-10pm (Ages 18+)
Closed most Mondays, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Special Monday holiday hours may apply; see website for details.

(415) 528-4444
exploratorium.edu

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

SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART — SFMOMA
151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
On Third Street between Mission Street and Howard Street

Fri-Mon, 10am-5pm
Thu, 1pm-8pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

(415) 357-4000
sfmoma.org

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

BAY CITY BIKE & PARKWIDE BIKE RENTALS
Multiple Locations:
2661 Taylor St.
Golden Gate Park, next the Music Concourse
Marina, Fort Mason Entrance (near 10 Marina Blvd.)

2661 Taylor Street: Open daily
Golden Gate Park, behind Music Concourse: Please call to verify open dates/hours.
Marina, Fort Mason Entrance: Please call to verify open dates/hours.

(415) 215-9977
baycitybike.com

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

DE YOUNG MUSEUM + LEGION OF HONOR
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.

(415) 750-3600
famsf.org

CityPASS Admission

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission to all exhibits

Some exhibits and experiences, including Morrison Planetarium, Naturalist Center, Curiosity Grove, and Discovery Tidepool, may be temporarily unavailable.

San Francisco C3

General admission

Some exhibits and experiences, including Morrison Planetarium, Naturalist Center, Curiosity Grove, and Discovery Tidepool, may be temporarily unavailable.

Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise

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

Some experiences and programming may be temporarily unavailable.

San Francisco C3

General admission

Some experiences and programming, include Touch the Bay and animal feedings and presentations, may be temporarily unavailable.

San Francisco Zoo & Gardens

San Francisco CityPASS

General Admission

Some exhibits and experiences may be temporarily closed.

San Francisco C3

General Admission

Some exhibits and experiences may be temporarily closed.

The Walt Disney Family Museum

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

Some amenities and experiences may be temporarily unavailable.

San Francisco C3

General admission

Some amenities and experiences may be temporarily unavailable.

Exploratorium

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 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

Some amenities and experiences, including the Observation Deck, Coat Check, de Youngsters Studio, and Piazzoni Murals room, may be temporarily unavailable.

Highlights

California Academy of Sciences

  • See Claude, the beloved albino alligator, sitting on his rock in the Swamp exhibit.
  • Don’t miss the colony of African Penguin as they waddle, splash, and socialize with each other.
  • Experience Northern California's natural wonders hands-on in Giants of Land and Sea. Guests feel their way through an immersive fog room, try to hold their balance in an earthquake room, virtually climb the top of a towering redwood tree, and examine several native specimens and fossils.
  • Learn how scientists are studying venom to harness compounds that could hold the key to curing human disease in our newest exhibit, Venom: Fangs, Stingrays and Spines.

Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise

  • 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. (Narration plays overhead on PA system in English, but is available in 8 other languages with use of your smart phone.)
  • Enjoy the full service bar on board with a selection of mixed cocktails, beer, wine, soda and an array of snacks to choose from.

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.

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.

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.

Exploratorium

  • Investigate forces shaping the City, Bay, and region in the spacious Outdoor Gallery. Walk on a fog bridge, watch shifting winds and tides, reveal hidden life, observe human behavior, and find new ways to notice the places we inhabit.
  • Humans think, feel, and interact, and these phenomena are all open to scientific investigation and creative exploration. Explore the West Gallery, where you and others are the exhibits—play with social interactions, observe others, and contribute your reflections.
  • Experiment with light, mind-bending mirrors, bubbles, and more in the expansive Central Gallery.
  • Examine life at different scales—from tiny microbes to the interconnected ecosystems of the Bay—in the East 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.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the City and Bay as you investigate the geography, history, and ecology of the region in the spectacular glass-and-steel Bay Observatory.
  • Investigate mechanical contraptions and explore your creativity with the Tinkering Studio.
  • Don't miss the beating heart of the Exploratorium, the Exploratorium exhibit shop—it's open to the museum, so you can see what we're up to. Get a closer look at the place where our exhibits are dreamed up, prototyped, tested, fiddled with, tested some more, and eventually built and maintained, and see what it's like to work a day in the shop.

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

Visit the CityPASS Travel Guide for detailed information on advance reservations and entry.
San Francisco CityPASS
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Offers/Upgrades

California Academy of Sciences

VIP Tours for Ages 3+: Purchase on day of visit, or book online. Cost for CityPASS guests: Ages 8+, 24.95 (subject to availability).

15% off Your Purchase: 15% off your purchase in all Academy stores.

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+. Price varies.

Blue & Gold Fleet San Francisco Bay Cruise

Escape From the Rock Cruise: Upgrade to the Escape from the Rock Cruise! You'll get an extra 30 minutes added on to our one-hour San Francisco Bay Cruise that does a complete circle around the notorious island of Alcatraz, complete with great narration about the convicts who served there, the guards who worked there, and the few who escaped from there. Kids (5-11) receive one complimentary pair of 5x magnification Blue & Gold Fleet souvenir binoculars with the upgrade. Upgrade cost for CityPASS guests: $5.

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, be sure to reserve your time for the Shakehouse and Rainforest.
  • 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. 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 San Francisco Bay Cruise

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.
  • Bring your camera!
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Conveniently located next to PIER 39 and a short distance from Fisherman's Wharf where you can find great restaurants and shops to choose from.

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.

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.

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.
Amenities:
  • Shops: Museum Store

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

Best Time to Visit: Afternoons between 1-4pm.

Exploratorium

Tips:
  • Adults (18+) don't miss Exploratorium After Dark, an evening series that mixes conversation with innovative science and art events; Every Thursday, 6-10pm.
  • For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
Amenities:
  • Dining: Food and beverages are available on-site and must be consumed in designated areas.
  • Gift Shops: The Exploratorium Store

Best time to visit: Crowds tend to be lighter on weekday afternoons and Thursday 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.

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

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).

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

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
  • 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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