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Founded in 1853 to survey and study the vast resources of California and beyond, the California Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in the West. Today, as one of the 10 largest natural history museums in the world, the Academy brings the message of research to nearly 1.5 million visitors each year. CAS is devoted to the study, display and interpretation of scientific collections which inspire people of all ages to explore the rich variety of life on Earth.

The three main public areas of the Academy are the Natural History Museum, the Steinhart Aquarium, and the Morrison Planetarium.

Children under 12 using alternative forms of transportation will be admitted free of charge. Admission is $8.50 Adults, $5.50 Youth (12-17), Students w/ID and Seniors (65 and over), $2.00 Children (4-11), Free Children 3 and under. Admission is free for all on the first Wednesday of each month. Members of the Academy are not charged for admission.

Location: Golden Gate Park, San Francisco California

Other Science nearby:
(San Francisco) California Academy of Sciences
(San Francisco) Exploratorium
(Berkeley) Hall of Health
(Petaluma) Petaluma Wildlife Natural Science Museum
(San Jose) Tech Museum of Innovation


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