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This observatory has a custom-made telescope that projects a field of 3,800 stars.
San Francisco Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA 94118
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
+1 415-750-7145
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a thrilling show displayed on the vast screen within the large dome. And it is 'free', already included in the main entrance ticket. To ensure that all astronomical details are right up to date, the guide intervened at one stage with some commentary...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

I want to start off by saying that The Planetarium is in Golden Gate Park across from the de Young Museum, not in the North Beach area stated on the maps here on Trip Advisor. Don't go to the wrong place. Although expensive, this was...More

Thank JameAndDare
Reviewed 23 August 2018

I’ve been coming here since I was a kid. There’s a variety of planetarium shows and they change seasonally. Never a disappointment.

Thank TravelinSuz
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

We went to the Planetarium Friday end of July. Very Crowded with kids. We came at 10AM and show related to astronomy was only at 1.30PM..Before only Coral reef show that had nothing to do with astronomy. We also could not get tickets for both...More

Thank 8matejak
Reviewed 12 June 2018

I was very disappointed. It is not a planetarium, it is a movie theater with a poor video projector. The sky was not dark, the images were fuzzy (pixels the size of nickels). I nearly cried. Don't waste your time. Go and find a real...More

1  Thank Golda99
Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place is beautiful. Apt for kids but the adults will also have a nice time here. The best part is the movie which they show at the Planetarium. It is completely breathtaking and I haven't seen anything like that before.

Thank JainShipra
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had been a member of the Academy of Sciences for over 10 years when they closed down to move their location and update their facilities. I would go almost every other month as I absolutely loved the Morrison Planetarium and the shows. I thought...More

2  Thank 611ellejay
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Habitat Earth is a must see. Travel through space and time during an immersive dome show. What are plastic bags doing to the entire eco system is just one of many things delivered to you from the beginning of life to current living and future...More

2  Thank Liz950
Reviewed 24 November 2015

Such a great place to bring the kids, and anybody for that matter. What a show! Mind blowing and so entertaining and breath-taking, and that's just the start. Sit back, if you can, and enjoy!

Thank 335williamm
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

The best planetarium I have ever seen. Huge and wonderful. The show was great and I was really impressed!

Thank Ania K
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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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