Open March 17: Cal Academy of Sciences - 510 Families
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Open March 17: Cal Academy of Sciences

The Spectacular California Academy of Sciences is reopening to the public on Wednesday, March 17 with tickets going on sale one week prior. We’re very excited to visit T-Rex again and check out their new exhibits.

California Academy’s Covid-19 Changes – what’s open, what’s not

  • Closures of some exhibits (Planetarium, Curiosity Grove, and Discovery Tidepool.) Hands-on exhibits will be modified.
  • Entry into the Rainforest and will be by reservation only for distancing. Upon arrival, request a QR code to make a reservation.
  • Outdoor dining space will be available and food will be available for purchase.
  • There will one-way paths through areas like the Amazon Flooded Forest Tunnel and Academy Store.
Cal Academy T-Rex
T-Rex greets you at the entry | Photo: Julia Gidwani

Cal Academy’s Covid-19 Safety Protocols, Rules & Restrictions

Advance reservations required. All guests ages 3 and up must wear a mask, inside and outside. As expected, there will be enhanced cleaning and disinfection throughout the day. Nice to know: they’ve improved the airflow and filtration with an updated HVAC system.

Plan your Visit to Cal Academy:


  • Monday–Saturday: 9:30 am–5 pm
  • Sunday: 11 am–5 pm

Helpful links:


Steinhart Aquarium California Academy of Sciences
The aquarium is home to more than 40,000 animals! | Photo: Julia Gidwani


[All photos by Julia Gidwani]

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1 thought on “Open March 17: Cal Academy of Sciences”

  1. Our 3 year old loves the frogs and butterflies in the rainforest and the big wall of fish in the aquarium. Plus the alligator. He also loves to snack in the glass tunnel at the aquarium entrance. Plan for two hours, skip store, street parking, and bring own food.

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