California Academy of Sciences Green Building and Architecture Tour
Discover the energy-efficient, sustainably designed 412,000 square foot Academy building, from its denim insulation to its rooftop canopy.
What You Will Do
- 1 hour guided tour of the green design features and energy efficient maintenance techniques that earned the new Academy building two LEED Platinum ratings from the U.S. Green Building Council
- Discover the living roof, solar energy panels, and the clever heating and insulation used to provide natural alternatives to traditional building materials
- Behind-the-scenes access to the Academy; including express entry, VIP entrance to rainforest exhibits, reserved Planetarium seating, and discounts for the Moss Room restaurant and gift shops
Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the scheduled time of your tour. All members of the group must be admitted at the same time for their tour. All guests must be ages 8+. For express entry, exchange this voucher for admission at the Service Kiosk Desk, located at the right side of the main entrance of California Academy of Sciences. There is paid garage parking in Golden Gate Park's Music Concourse Garage and limited four hour street parking on John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King Drives.