California Academy of Sciences



About Us

At the California Academy of Sciences, you can visit some of the planet's most exotic habitats without leaving San Francisco. Walk among birds and butterflies in a Costa Rican rainforest, gaze at over 2,000 colorful fish in a Philippine coral reef, visit the Earthquake exhibit to experience a high-magnitude jolt in an earthquake simulator, or fly through space from the safety of your planetarium seat. New and ongoing exhibits and programs offer visitors of all ages fun, engaging opportunities to explore the natural world. Explore Earth, ocean and space, all in one place.


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Steinhart Aquarium - Home to nearly 40,000 live animals
Morrison Planetarium - 75-foot, all-digital dome displays one of the most accurate and immersive Universes
Osher Rainforest - a lush, four-story rainforest that's teeming with life
The Swamp - best known as the home of Claude, the startlingly white Alligator