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Address: 55 Music Concourse Dr, San Francisco, CA 94118
Phone Number: (415) 379-8000
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Description: The California Academy of Sciences is the home of Steinhart aquarium.
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There is the aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum under the same roof, 3 levels. We enjoyed the layout of the Steinhart Aquarium and variety of species within the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Great views. Easy to fine. The whole complex is amazing! Be sure to budget several hours to see everything. So much to see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is the aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum under the same roof, 3 levels. We enjoyed the layout of the Steinhart Aquarium and variety of species within the California Academy of Science in the Golden Gate Park. .

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Sarnia, Canada
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

If you are a tropical fish enthusiast, then a visit to the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit at the Steinhart Aquarium in the California Academy of Science in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco is a must for you. The tropical fishes and coral reef of the Philippines exhibit hall is one of the best tropical fish and coral reef exhibit/display anywhere... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

When you get to Steinhart Aquarium, a feeling that you are on the bottom of the ocean. Time goes is not noticeable. Latest news, events and people's activity in Steinhart Aquarium at Mapluck http://mapluck.com/SteinhartAquarium

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Kent, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Located in Golden Gate Park this aquarium is very well designed and contains several aquatic species from a variety of marine habitats. Of the 2 aquariums in San Francisco this is the one to go to.

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Santa Monica, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Easy to spend the day here. Easy trolley trip from downtown. Many great exhibits including the rainforest. Can get tickets ahead of time.

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Eugene, OR
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

I came to the aquarium with my 27 and my 2-year old sons. We all enjoyed our time there. I love aquariums, so it is not hard for me to like one. While it is not Atlanta (the best aquarium I have ever visited, because I got to swim in the tank), Steinhart has many attractions that make it worthwhile.... More 

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New York City, New York
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170 reviews 170 reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Aquarium was fantastic, my husband was definitely in his happy place; coral reefs on exhibit were excellent, and the rainforest was fun, loved the butterflies.

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We visited here mostly because Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo doesn't have an aquarium anymore. Its a nice place, price is good, parking is rough if you don't arrive early. I think we got there about ten and had one of the last spots before the parking lot was full. There's a lot more to do than just the aquarium, so... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Wonderful exhibits, completely remodeled, from when I was a young child, The Earthquake exhibit was very interesting

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