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Location & Hours

3-Day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport
Only available with San Francisco CityPASS

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
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.
RocketBoat is seasonal and runs May-October.
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

Daily, 10am-8pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Hours may vary; visit website to confirm current hours.

(415) 623-5300
aquariumofthebay.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.

(415) 528-4444
exploratorium.edu

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA

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

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Only available with San Francisco C3

104 Montgomery St, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

Wed-Mon, 10am-6pm
Closed Tue
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day

(415) 345-6800
waltdisney.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, 1669 Haight 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, 1669 Haight 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.
de Young Museum: Extended hours Fridays until 8:45pm (late March-late November).
Special holiday hours may apply.
Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

(415) 750-3600
famsf.org

CityPASS Admission

3-Day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport
Only available with San Francisco CityPASS

Unlimited transportation on all Muni trolleys, buses and historic cable cars for three consecutive days

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

Your choice of a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure or a ride on RocketBoat (May-October)

San Francisco C3

Your choice of a one-hour narrated Bay Cruise Adventure or a ride on RocketBoat (May-October)

Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

San Francisco C3

General admission

Exploratorium

San Francisco CityPASS

General admission

San Francisco C3

General admission

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA

San Francisco CityPASS

General Admission

San Francisco C3

General Admission

The Walt Disney Family Museum
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

Highlights

3-Day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport
Only available with San Francisco CityPASS

  • 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.

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.

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 Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA

  • 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.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Only available with San Francisco C3

  • 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.
  • Experience special interactives with AR technology from Google and Disney artist Glen Keane.
  • Enjoy daily screenings of classic Disney films.

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

3-Day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport
Only available with San Francisco CityPASS

Present your booklet to the driver of any Muni passenger vehicle to board.

You must exchange your voucher for a 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 and the Hyde and Beach Kiosk; both are open from 10am-4pm (closed from 12-12:30pm). 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 booklet to use to board the cable cars.

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your booklet at the regular admission gate to skip the main ticket line, or present your voucher at the main ticket office, then proceed to the regular admission 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 booklet or voucher at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to exchange for a boarding pass.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the PIER 39 box office ticket window to exchange for a boarding pass.

Aquarium of the Bay

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your booklet or voucher at the main entrance.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the main entrance.

Exploratorium

San Francisco CityPASS

Present your booklet or voucher at the ticketing desk.

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the ticketing desk.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA

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.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Only available with San Francisco C3

San Francisco C3

Present your tickets at the ticket desk.

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 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.

Aquarium of the Bay

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

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

Audio Guides: Audio guides can be purchased at the Ticketing Desk, Membership Desk, or directly at the Audio Guide stand. Select commentary available in Spanish, Chinese, German, Japanese and French. Cost for CityPASS holders: $6.

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

René Magritte: The Fifth Season: Experience the exhibition that critics are calling “brilliant,” “superb,” and “an extended dream state.” René Magritte: The Fifth Season focuses on the renowned Surrealist’s late career, his genre twists and turns, and his “sometimes humorous, sometimes unsettling, always powerful” images. Experience nine immersive galleries filled with sublime rarely-seen artworks, capped off by “…a thoroughly modern funhouse at the end will leave you truly immersed — in delight.” René Magritte: The Fifth Season will leave your senses ignited, your mind engaged, and your reality challenged for months to come. Cost for CityPASS holders: weekdays, $8; weekends, $10. Through October 28, 2018.

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Only available with San Francisco C3

Special Exhibit Combination Ticket: Add the current special exhibit to your CityPASS experience for $5.

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

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 the both the de Young's and the Legion's permanent collections are available from Antenna Audio. The audio tour is designed in collaboration with the museum's curators to enhance your visit to the de Young, and it is written for both adults and children. A Spanish-language version is also available for the permanent collection. Purchase tours at the museum; cost: $8

Advice for Visitors

3-Day Cable Car and Muni Bus Passport
Only available with San Francisco CityPASS

Tips:
  • Without CityPASS, a single one-way cable car ride costs $7 (Muni bus: $2.25).
  • 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.
  • You can exchange your voucher at the Bay and Taylor Kiosk and the Hyde and Beach Kiosk; hours vary seasonally, so please check before arriving. No other MUNI locations or vehicles are able to exchange vouchers for booklets.
  • You can exchange your voucher at either of the San Francisco Visitor Information Centers. The Macy's San Francisco Visitor Information Center is open from 10am-9pm Monday-Saturday and 11am-7pm Sunday and is a great option if you arrive after attraction hours and want to exchange your voucher for a booklet so that you can use MUNI.
  • Avoid the long line at the Powell and Market cable car turn-around by boarding at stops at least four blocks above the turnaround.
  • The California Street cable car line is least crowded and easiest to board.
  • The Muni Passport does not include BART.
  • The SFMTA Customer Service Center is located at 11 S. Van Ness Avenue at Market. You can Dial 311 — or (415) 701-2311 if outside SF — for access to 24/7 visitor service information.
  • See route maps & schedules.
  • When you board your first Muni vehicle using CityPASS, the driver will note the date on the front cover of your booklet (or you can note it yourself). Your Muni passport will be valid for 3 consecutive days, beginning with and including the date on the cover.

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.

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.

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.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art — SFMOMA

Tips:
  • Bring headphones and download the free SFMOMA app for iOS devices. The app includes guided narratives, immersive walks and positioning technology. Download 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.
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: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.

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

The Walt Disney Family Museum
Only available with San Francisco C3

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.
Amenities:
  • Dining:Museum Café
  • 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 20, please contact the ticket desk at 415-345-6800 at least 24 hours prior to the visit and brief them on the details of the visit.

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.

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.
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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