Public Aquariums

Steinhart Aquarium

Steinhart Aquarium


55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA map



From the North Bay/Golden Gate Bridge
From the Golden Gate Bridge Toll Plaza, take the 19th Avenue/Park Presidio Boulevard exit and go through the tunnel to Park Presidio Boulevard. Go two miles 7 blocks to Cabrillo Street. Turn right on Cabrillo, then right again on 14th Avenue. Proceed one block north to Balboa Street and turn right. Cross Park Presidio Boulevard turn right onto to 8th Avenue and continue on 8th into Golden Gate Park. Once in the park make a right turn and then an immediate left the Academy will be to your left. For surface access to the Academy, turn right on 8th Avenue across Fulton Street to JFK Drive. For direct access to the Concourse Parking Facility, from Balboa turn right on 10th Avenue and continue on 10th into the parking garage then left on 10th Avenue.

From the South Bay/I-280 North
At Daly City, take Route 1 North toward 19th Avenue/Golden Gate Bridge. Just past the entrance to Golden Gate Park, turn right onto Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. At the 2nd stop sign Turn left onto Music Concourse Drive.

From the East Bay/I-80 West
Weekdays: Continue on I-80 through San Francisco for about one mile, then bear right, following signs for Golden Gate Bridge/US101 North. Follow signs for Octavia Street and Fell Street. The freeway ends at Market Street. Cross Market Street and go four blocks, then make a left turn to Fell Street. Go 1.5 miles on Fell Street. For access to the Music Concourse Parking Facility, just beyond Shrader Street bear right and turn right to Stanyan Street. Go two blocks and make a left turn to Fulton Street. Take Fulton to 10th Avenue and turn left into the parking facility. For surface access to the Academy, continue on Fell Street and just after Shrader Street, bear left to Kezar Drive. Bear right to JFK Drive.

Alternate Route Weekends
Take the Fremont Street exit from the Bay Bridge and turn left to Fremont Street. Go 0.3 miles and turn left to Pine Street. Take Pine Street for 2.7 miles past Presidio Avenue and bear left to Masonic Avenue. Follow Masonic Avenue for 0.8 miles and turn right to Fulton Street. Follow Fulton for 1.3 miles to 8th Avenue to the Academy or to 10th Avenue for direct access to the Concourse parking Structure.

Please note that John F. Kennedy Drive is closed on Sundays from Transverse Drive to McLaren Lodge. Tea Garden Drive remains open for pick-up and drop-off, accessible via Concourse Drive from Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. The Concourse Parking Facility is open seven days a week.


This aquarium is home to over 38,000 live animals, representing 900 species. View African penguins, sharks, stingrays and even piranhas as you explore various galleries including the Philippine Coral Reef, Northern California Coast, the Rainforests of the World and even Tusher Africa!


Your ticket includes access to all museum and aquarium exhibits, including the rainforest,planetarium, living roof and a wide range of daily programs.

Adult $34.95
Senior (ages 65 and over) $29.95
Student $29.95
Youth (ages 12-17) $29.95
Child (ages 4-11) $24.95
Ages 3 and under FREE


Mon-Sat: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Plan Your Trip:

The California Academy of Sciences is home to not only the Steinhart Aquarium, but the Osher Rainforest, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum. For a great deal on admission to the Academy as well as the Aquarium of the Bay or the Monterey Bay aquarium, the Exploratorium or the De Young Museum, the Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise and the Muni and Cable Car 7 day passport, be sure to check out the San Francisco CityPass for a great deal on your vacation.