Skip the Line NightLife VIP Tour at the California Academy of Sciences

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When the lights go down, the fun begins. Enjoy a behind-the-scenes tour, private viewings and VIP access when the California Academy of Sciences transforms into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling and cocktails.

Description

The hottest event on the social calendar - come find out what everyone's talking about!

Highlights

  • Express entry into the building

  • A welcome reception with an open bar & appetizers in a reserved cocktail area

  • A one-hour behind-the-scenes tour with a private viewing of some of the Academy's renowned gem and mineral collection, and interaction with Academy researchers

  • VIP access to the four story Rainforests of the World exhibit

  • A reserved pass for the 22:30 Planetarium show

When the lights go down, the fun begins. Every Thursday night from 18:00 to 22:00, the California Academy of Sciences is transformed into a lively venue filled with music, provocative science, mingling and cocktails for visitors 21 and older.

The Academy is the only place on the planet to combine an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and four story rainforest under a 2.5 acre living roof.

After the tour guests also get to explore the museum and all of its exhibits, enjoy world-class music, programs, and activities.

Includes

  • One-hour guided tour

  • Behind-the-scenes access

  • Express entry into the building

  • VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest

  • Express entry into the Earthquake simulator

  • Reserved space in the Planetarium

  • 10% discount in dining and shopping venues

  • Admission
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Academy Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Spend an hour behind the scenes learning more about the institution’s 160-year history and its nearly 46 million specimens. Visit the research collections, not on view to the public, and develop an appreciation for their vast library of life, as well enjoy the many perks included in this VIP package. The Academy tour is sure to show you more of the museum than you ever knew existed!

Duration: 1:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: One-hour guided tour Behind-the-scenes access Express entry into the building VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest Express entry into the Earthquake simulator Reserved space in the Planetarium 10% discount in dining and shopping venues Admission

Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 15:30 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 10:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 11:00

    Tour concludes

  • 10:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 11:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 12:00

    Tour concludes

  • 12:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 13:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 14:00

    Tour concludes

  • 13:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 14:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 15:00

    Tour concludes

  • 14:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:00

    Tour concludes

  • 15:15

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:30

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:30

    Tour concludes

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Aquarium Behind-the-Scenes Tour

On this hour long tour, experience how the biologists care for over 40,000 animals as well as largest indoor display of living corals. Visit the food prep kitchen and see what Claude the albino alligator gets fed for breakfast. Follow in the footsteps of the biologists by visiting a few of the spaces they work in each day and experience the best behind the scenes.

Duration: 1:30 hour(s)
Available: Daily
Pick-up: Not available
Inclusions: One-hour guided tour Behind-the-scenes access Express entry into the building VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest Express entry into the Earthquake simulator Reserved space in the Planetarium 10% discount in dining and shopping venues Admission

Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 15:30 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 10:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 11:00

    Tour concludes

  • 10:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 11:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 12:00

    Tour concludes

  • 12:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 13:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 14:00

    Tour concludes

  • 13:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 14:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 15:00

    Tour concludes

  • 14:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:00

    Tour concludes

  • 15:15

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:30

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:30

    Tour concludes

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Schedule

Starting time: 10:00 - 15:30 (Show more)
  • 09:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 10:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 11:00

    Tour concludes

  • 10:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 11:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 12:00

    Tour concludes

  • 12:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 13:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 14:00

    Tour concludes

  • 13:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 14:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 15:00

    Tour concludes

  • 14:45

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:00

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:00

    Tour concludes

  • 15:15

    Check-in at the Customer Service Desk

  • 15:30

    Behind-the-Scenes Tour (1 hr)

  • 16:30

    Tour concludes

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 09:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 11:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 09:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 11:00:00

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 10:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 12:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 10:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 12:00:00

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 12:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 14:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 12:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 14:00:00

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 13:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 15:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 13:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 15:00:00

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 14:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 16:00:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 14:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 16:00:00

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 15:15:00

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 16:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 15:15:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) California Academy of Sciences (California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118, United States) Time: 16:30:00

Price & Options

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Notes

Restriction(s)
All Packages
  • This activity is wheelchair accessible.

  • Children 8 years old and above can participate in this activity.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
All Packages
  • Printed VELTRA voucher

  • A valid government-issued photo ID

  • Walking shoes

  • Comfortable clothing

  • Camera

  • Sweatshirt / light jacket

Additional Note(s)
All Packages
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation.

  • Guests are allowed to bring their own food and drinks, but storage is not provided for any items brought into the facility.

  • Guests are encouraged to arrive early and stay after the tour to explore the many exhibits of the California Academy of Sciences.

  • The activity provider does not assume any responsibility for your valuables and/or personal belongings.

  • Drinks and meals are available for purchase

  • If you are driving on your own, you will be required to pay a parking fee.

  • You must have a printed copy of your VELTRA voucher to present upon check-in. You will not be able to participate in this activity if you only have a digital copy on your mobile device.

All Packages
  • Gratuity is not included in the price.

Booking Requirements (# of participants, vehicles, hours, etc.)
  • You can book a maximum of 14.

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Cancellation Policy

  • Any cancellations made within 1 business days of your activity (after 00:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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