The Academy's interior is breathtaking at night. Whether your event is a spring prom, summer wedding, or holiday party, we suggest booking a date far in advance.
It’s official: Groups love visiting the Academy. Day or night—and even overnight—we offer a range of engaging and inspiring tours and programs for groups of 10 or more.
The Academy is open every day of the year. See Hours & Admission for holiday hours.
Group Ticket and Tour Prices
Groups of 10 or more paying guests receive discounted tickets when purchasing via a single pre-paid booking.
Please note: During holiday periods and summer weekends, peak pricing may apply.
Discounted General Admission Tickets
$30.56 — Adult (ages 18+, retail price $35.95)
$26.31 — Senior (ages 65+ with ID, retail price $30.95)
$26.31 — Youth (ages 12–17, retail price $30.95)
$26.31 — Student (ages 18+ with student ID, retail price $30.95)
$22.06 — Child (ages 4–11, retail price $25.95)
FREE — Children 3 and under
Planetarium, NightLife, and Tours
$5.00 — Planetarium Reservation (daytime shows only)
$12.75 — NightLife (ages 21+, retail price $15.00)
$50.15 — NightLife VIP Tour (ages 21+, retail price $59.00)
Group Visit Guidelines
- Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more paying guests
- All group reservations must be made in advance and require pre-payment
- Member benefits do not apply to group entry
- The entire group must be fully assembled at the time of entry
- Discounted tickets cannot be applied to the purchase of an Academy Membership on the day of your visit
- During holiday periods and summer weekends, peak pricing may apply.
Reserved Planetarium Seats
Although seats for every planetarium show are available free to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, groups are given the option to pre-reserve show tickets for an additional fee of $5 per person. Reservations available for daytime planetarium shows only.
Please note that children 3 and under are not permitted in planetarium shows.
Pre-Paid Dining Options
Make lunch easy at the Academy with a prepaid boxed lunch or Academy Gift Card! Gift Cards can be used at the Café and Terrace restaurants and are perfect for trip planners on tight schedules. Boxed lunches are handcrafted at the Café with locally sourced ingredients.
We require a minimum of ten (10) box lunches per order. Please allow at least seven (7) business days for processing.
Senior Admission Packages
Groups of 10 or more seniors (age 65+) can choose between two exclusive admission packages at the Academy. The Senior Planetarium Package includes a discounted general admission rate and reserved planetarium seating. The Senior Reserved Lunch Package includes a discounted general admission along with a lunch from our pre-selected menu. Please allow at least seven (7) business days for processing for both choices.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 379-8470.
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