Skeleton of a dinosaur
April 24, 2018
| By
Cindy L. Smith

California Academy of Sciences: Guests at Our San Francisco Hotel Enjoy 20% Admission

Visit several attractions in one at one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

Hotel Union Square offers many impressive amenities to our guests including 20% off the price of admission to the California Academy of Sciences – a popular attraction in San Francisco.

Located in Golden Gate Park, this attraction is like several attractions in one. It houses an aquarium, a planetarium, and even a rainforest where more than 250 birds fly free and live among 1,600 other creatures. As you explore the cavernous spaces, you’ll find it easy to believe that the California Academy of Sciences, located at 55 Music Concourse Drive, is one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

The many hands-on exhibits found throughout the museum help to engage young visitors.

The aquarium boasts 40,000 inhabitants which represent 900 species. Many visitors spend their entire visit at the aquarium. If you’d like to explore the entire attraction, we recommend planning on more than one visit. If you only have time for one stop at the museum, take a few minutes to browse their website so you can decide which exhibits you don’t want to miss.

Close up of an African penguin
The African penguin is one of the more than 40,000 creatures you'll see at this popular San Francisco attraction.

For most, this list will include the Osher Rainforest. The 4-story exhibit mimics the ecosystems of the Bornean rainforest, Madagascar, Costa Rica, and the Amazon. Along with the exhibit’s wildlife, you’ll also see stunning examples of fauna from each represented region.

The many hands-on exhibits found throughout the museum help to engage young visitors. Taking part in one of the many special events that are held throughout the year is another way to make your visit to this attraction in San Francisco memorable.

Consider a behind-the-scenes tour, or an overnight with Penguins & Pajamas. Don’t worry if you get attached to the penguins. You can check up on them from anywhere in the world via the museum’s 24/7 webcam!

The Concierge at Hotel Union Square will be happy to provide more information about this and other top San Francisco attractions. You can also call the museum directly at 415.379.8000. Don’t forget to take advantage of the 20% off admission offer for our guests!

As you plan your stay, browse our San Francisco FAQs to read about Dining, Shopping, Attractions, and more. Also, view Hotel Union Square’s well-appointed Guest Rooms & Suites and our current list of Special Offers.

Hours:
Monday through Saturday – 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission:
Adults -$35.95
Ages 12 to 17 - $30.95
Ages 4 to 11 - $25.95