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2019 Holiday Hours
Thanksgiving Day (November 28): 10 am – 3 pm
Christmas Eve (December 24): 9:30 am – 5 pm
Christmas Day (December 25): 11 am – 5 pm
New Year's Eve (December 31): 9:30 am – 5 pm
New Year's Day (January 1, 2020): 9:30 am – 5 pm
The Swamp will be closed beginning September 17 for habitat upgrades. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back to the exhibit later this year.
For more information, see our Plan-Ahead Pricing FAQ.
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Join or renew by January 5, 2020, and receive free Daytime Admission tickets to share with friends and family. Use promo code WINTER19. See offer details below.*
*Join or renew by January 5, 2020, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.