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Steinhart Aquarium

#178 of 546 things to do in San Francisco Features Animals
55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-379-8000
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The California Academy of Sciences is the home of Steinhart aquarium.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-379-8000
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Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

I so enjoy the museum with my kids. This trip ended in failure. While looking for place to park, we came upon a group of protesters. They were yelling and approaching people. I was not feeling safe with my children and so we cancelled our...More

1  Thank Alex D
Reviewed 24 March 2017

It had been some time since we visited the aquarium in the park. It has changed quite a bit, with some new additions in the building. The planetarium, the animal exhibit, and alligator groto are still there. They have added a rain forest sphere inside...More

Thank ronald t
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Located inside the California Academy of Science, Steinhart Aquarium features marvelous examples of California marine life. They've done a superb job of integrating the aquarium into the adjacent natural history exhibits.

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went back to the Aquarium for the first time since about 1975. Many things have changed, however, still the best aquarium for tropical fish. Went as teenager and back with my grandkids.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 28 September 2016

With novel exhibits and cutting edge technology this is a gemstone in Golden Gate park while not the onlt attraction, I think it is the best reason to visit the park.

Thank Norma W
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

The Steinhart Aquarium was my favorite place to go on that rare occasion as a child we would travel over the original deck of the Bay Bridge from Oakland living in the Bay Area foothills. Now living on the East Coast for years, I still...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 30 October 2015

The Natural History Museum, Morrison Planetarium and Steinhart Aquarium are all in one location. It's called The California Academy of Sciences and you must visit. Plan for at least 4+ hours and 40 minutes drive time from powell and street.

Thank JustOneSFC
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Located in the center of Golden Gate Park - the steinhart aquarium has shown people the underwater for over 90 years. It is part of the Academy of Sciences (although we frequently never get out of the aquarium). There is a great research component to...More

2  Thank jenLeCreate
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Spent many a childhood summer day at the Steinhart Aquarium enjoying the many interesting displays and marine life.

Thank TheFarkles
Reviewed 29 August 2015

You get spoiled when you live only 30 minutes from one of the greatest places to visit in San Francisco and Steinhart Aquarium within Golden Gate Park. I've taken my children and grandchildren to the Aquarium many times. The snakes are so awesome and so...More

Thank R S
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10 January 2017|
Response from Norma W | Reviewed this property |
there is an online access. I cannot post the link here.
Robert L
25 November 2016|
Response from Mark B | Reviewed this property |
We parked for free on the road that circles the museum/aquarium. We were there by 0930. Just watch out for the bicyclists, they can be a little hostile. I believe there is paid parking under the museum.