Academy brings the whole universe under one roof - an aquarium, a
planetarium, a natural history museum and more! The 412,000 square foot
structure is not only physically impressive, but it just may be the
greenest museum on the planet, with a 2 ½ acre Living Roof, an expansive
solar canopy, an extensive water reclamation system, and walls
insulated with recycled blue jeans. The Academy is a masterpiece in
sustainable architecture, blends seamlessly into the park's natural
setting, and is filled with hundreds of innovative exhibits and
thousands of extraordinary plants and animals.
Skip the Admission Line!
Steinhart Aquarium: Home to 38,000 live creatures from around the world. Watch sharks and rays, explore a Philippine Coral Reef, meet a giant sea bass and giant Pacific octopus, and encounter an albino alligator and other fearsome creatures in The Swamp.
Morrison Planetarium: The world's largest all-digital planetarium. State-of-the-art technologies allow the planetarium to produce the most accurate and interactive digital Universe ever created.
Rainforests of the World: Step inside a living 4-story rainforest, with dripping water, croaking frogs and chirping birds. Peer into a bat cave, meet chameleons, and climb into the tree-tops to find free-flying birds and butterflies.
*Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.