The California Academy of Sciences is the world's only aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum - all under one living roof!
Steinhart Aquarium: Highlights include the Philippine Coral Reef, the California Coast tank, and Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed.
Osher Rainforest: A glass dome houses the four-story living rainforest, where birds and butterflies fly freely among lush tropical trees, plants, and other animals from around the world.
Living Roof: Visit our rolling green roof for views of Golden Gate Park and beyond.California wildflowers bloom in spring while dozens of native plants provide habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies year-round.
African Penguins: Visit our colony of charismatic South African birds. Join a biologist for penguin feedings at 10:30 am and 3 pm daily.
The Swamp: Meet its most famous resident, Claude, an albino American alligator, who shares his home with a trio of prehistoric-looking alligator snapping turtles.
Morrison Planetarium: Reserve a ticket (free with admission) at the Planetarium kiosk to see our newest show, Expedition Reef.
Newest Exhibit: Giants of Land and Sea. Explore Northern California's natural wonders through a variety of experiences: feel your way through an immersive fog room, keep your balance in an earthquake simulator, virtually ascend to the top of a towering redwood, and see a variety of specimens and fossils.