California Academy of Sciences Behind-the-scenes Tour

See how the world's greenest museum works as you spend an hour behind the scenes learning more about the institution’s 160-year history and what it takes to house nearly 46 million specimens.

On your tour, you'll visit the research collections and private gem vault - not on view to the public - and develop an appreciation for our vast library of life, which includes amazing specimens from our ichthyology (fish), entomology (insects), and ornithology (birds) departments.

Insider Tips

  • You are strongly advised to use the daily calendar to plan your visit post-tour!


2 Working Days
1 Hour
Not Included
Voucher Type
Direct Entry
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours

Multiple tours available daily:

Weekdays: 1100hrs, 1300hrs, 1400hrs

Weekends: 1000hrs, 1100hrs, 1300hrs, 1400hrs, 1500hrs, 1530hrs

*Tour schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

What You Get


  • 1-hour guided tour
  • Behind-the-scenes access
  • Express entry into the museum, Ohser Rainforest and earthquake simulator
  • Reserved Planetarium Seats
  • 10% Discount at Academy stores and restaurants
  • Hotel transfers and transportation to and from attraction
  • Food and beverages
  • Parking fees
  • Personal expenses (optional)
How to Use
Please present a printed ticket upon entry on the day of your tour. Please also arrive 10 to 15 minutes prior to your preferred tour timeslot as the tour commences punctually.

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly


  • No refunds will be entertained for cancellations
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Upon purchase, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher shortly. Tours and tickets are subject to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

How to Get There

Golden Gate Park, 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
Age 18 and above
Age 3 to 17 years old

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