San Francisco, California
Street Address
California Academy of Sciences
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Mailing Address
875 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
phone: 415-321-8000
Open Every Day from 10 am - 5 pm
Patrick Kociolek, Executive Director
phone: 415-750-7303

The California Academy of Sciences is dedicated to the discovery, study and appreciation of the natural world. The museum includes an earthquake simulator, the African Experience lab, a planetarium and the Biodiversity Resource Center.

Artifact Collections

amphibians, animals, anthropology, archives, basketry, birds, costumes, ethnic & tribal art, folk art, mammalogy, mammals, mineralogy, ornithology, paleontology, reptiles, works on paper, zoology, diatoms, fishes, insects

Educational Programs

exhibitions, children's classes, teacher training, travel program, lectures, hands-on workshops, performances, demonstrations, gala events, research, seminars, guided tours, outreach to schools, fundraising events


Access: General Public

Appointment required: No


parking, wheelchair access, he

free parking

Wheelchair Accessible


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