VIP Behind-the-Scenes Visit to the California Academy of Sciences – Skip-the-line entry

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  • Fast-track entry to one of the biggest natural history museums in the world

  • The diverse areas of the museum: planetarium, aquarium, rain forest reproduction

  • Go behind the scenes at the aquarium where more than 38,000 marine animals live (according to chosen option)

  • A tour of the laboratories and the museum's private collections (according to chosen option)

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Visit one of the biggest Natural History Museums in the world!

Learn about the evolution of life on earth and discover a remarkable variety of exhibits including an aquarium, a planetarium, and a rainforest – all under one roof!

The Steinhart Aquarium contains some 38,000 fish and marine animals, including penguins, sharks, rays and piranhas. The planetarium offers an interactive and breathtakingly realistic journey into outer space, while the tropical rainforest spread over four levels plunges you into the depths of Amazonia with its humidity, waterfalls, birdsong and croaking frogs!

Get even more out of your visit thanks to your special VIP access! Go behind the scenes at the Steinhart aquarium or at the museum to discover parts of the California Museum of Sciences closed to regular visitors! See the descriptions of the different behind-the-scenes tours to choose from under "Options".


When you book, you will be asked to choose from the following options:

  • VIP Ticket with Behind-the-Scenes Museum Tour
    Admission to the California Academy of Sciences with skip-the-line access at the entrance, plus a 1-hour behind-the-scenes tour of the museum. Learn about how the 160-year-old museum is managed, dicover the scientific reserch carried out, admire its private collections and visit a laboratory!
  • VIP Ticket with Behind-the-Scenes Aquarium Tour
     Admission to the California Academy of Sciences with skip-the-line access at the entrance, plus a behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium. Discover how the staff and biologists take care of the 38,00 animals living in the tanks and pools (from penguins and butterflies to alligators!). Visit the kitchens where the animals' food is prepared, learn how the sea-water tanks run and hear all kinds of stories about this unique place!

Información útil

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Duration: day pass. The behind-the-scenes tours last for approx. 1 hr.
  • Location: California Academy of Sciences, Golden Gate Park, central San Francisco (exact address indicated on your voucher)
  • Opening times
    Monday to Friday: 9:30am to 5pm
    Sunday: 11am to 5pm
  • Tour times
    Aquarium: 1pm from Monday to Friday; 10am, 1pm or 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays
    Museum: 11am or 4pm from Monday to Friday; 11am, 2pm or 3:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays
  • Language: exhibitions presented in English
  • To obtain your skip-the-line access, just present your voucher at the entrance
  • Bookings for behind-the-scenes tour (museum or aquarium) are time and date-specific (choose upon booking). Your ticket also gives you free access to the museum for the rest of the day
  • The behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium is not available for children under 8 years
  • Parking available near to the museum
  • Please note: the California Academy of Sciences is entirely or partially closed on certain dates (see "Calendar of Events & Closures" document for details)
Condiciones de cancelación

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity. After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

El precio incluye

  • Entry to the California Academy of Sciences natural history museum
  • Skip-the-line access at the entrance to the museum
  • Admission to the aquarium, the planetarium and the tropical forest
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the museum (only with the option 'VIP ticket with behind-the-scenes museum tour')
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of the aquarium (only with the option 'VIP ticket with behind-the-scenes aquarium tour')

El precio no incluye

  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

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  • EXCELLENTE PRESTATION pour le billet vip
    el 12 jul. 2016

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