Park Loop + California Academy of Science

Admission to the California Academy of Sciences includes access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, including the rainforest, planetarium, and living roof. Admission to this popular Bay Area attraction includes a wide range of daily programs and activities, including dive shows, penguin feedings, swamp talks and more. It's fun for the whole family! The only place on the planet with an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum, and a 4-story rainforest all under one roof. Itís a stunning architectural achievement with hundreds of unique exhibits and nearly 40,000 live animals.

The Golden Gate Park Loop departs from Union Square and heads along Geary Street, passing St. Mary`s Cathedral and San Francisco`s Japan town. From here we visit Alamo Square, home to the world famous ``Painted Ladies`` Victorian houses. The bus then whisks you towards the beautiful Golden Gate Park. Within the park you can visit such renowned attractions as the De Young Museum, the Japanese Tea Gardens and the new multimillion dollar California Academy of Sciences which features an aquarium, a planetarium, a natural history museum and a lot more all under one ``living`` roof. On the return from Golden Gate Park, the bus visits the famous Haight Ashbury District and then heading up to Alamo Square for a second time, passing directly in front of the ``Painted Ladies`` for a fantastic photo opportunity before visiting the Civic Center and returning to Union Square.

Tour Availability: Bus departs Daily from Union Square (outside of Macy`s) at 10:00AM, 12:00PM, and 2:00PM. Please check with vendor for further departures in the summer and changes of departure times.

Tour Inclusions:

  • Admission to the California Academy of Sciences
  • The Golden Gate Park Loop

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    Child (Ages 5-11)
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    Redemption Instructions
    After purchase, you must print out the activity voucher and turn it in to the vendor at the time of your tour. There will be no service allowed without a voucher. If you have forgotten your voucher, or are unable to print, please contact directly for assistance.

    All vouchers must be redeemed at City Sightseeing`s office at Fisherman`s Wharf, located at 2800 Leavenworth Street, between Beach St. and Jefferson St.

    Vouchers may be redeemed at any time (office hours are 8am to 7pm) and tickets for all Hop-on Hop-Off Double Decker Tours are valid for 48 hours from time of first use (not the time of redemption).

    Once vouchers have been exchanged for tickets, customers may board the Double Decker Bus at any of the designated City Sightseeing stops and get on and off the bus as often as they like for up to 48 hours.

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