Located within the Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences is a multifaceted museum that houses an aquarium, planetarium, natural museum and also a world class research and education facility. The state of the art building the museum is housed in is an architectural marvel and its numerous exhibits are sure to delight visitors of all ages. Definitely a must-see attraction when in San Francisco, this family-friendly museum has plenty of hands on things for kids to see and do, while adults will find it quite impressive as well. The planetarium found here will transport visitors through space and time, the 4 storey rain forest along with its 2.5 acre living roof, covered in little hills and native plants will impress its numerous visitors.
Adults: $34.95 Seniors (65 years): $29.95 Youth: $29.95 Children (4-11years): $24.95 Children (3years and under): Free
Monday to Saturday: 9.30am-5pm Sunday: 11am-5pm
Around 2 hours or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
As much of the museum as time permits
While Muslim visitors may not find prayer facilities within the museum premises, those requiring these facilities will find them in the city of San Francisco without much difficulty. The city is known to house a number of mosques, frequented by its locals and visitors alike. Muslims visiting the museum could therefore ask museum staff to direct them to a nearby mosque when needed.
Although the California Academy of Sciences houses two fantastic restaurants and several pop up food stations, these restaurants and food outlets are not known to be Halal certified. Muslim tourists could however choose to enjoy vegetarian or seafood meals or snacks at one of these establishments, or they can visit a Halal restaurant in the city. Visitors also have the option of bringing their own snacks along.