Save money and discover San Francisco on a Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour and visit the California Academy of Sciences.
Big Bus San Francisco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
Experience the best of San Francisco with the Big Bus Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour! Hop on and off as you wish and personalize your sightseeing experience visiting the attractions of your choice over 1 day or 2 days.
While you take in the sights, you can listen to a recorded commentary in a choice of 10 languages.
There are three ticket options you can choose from:
California Academy of Sciences General Admission:
Explore an aquarium, rainforest, planetarium, and natural history museum all in one day. Meet Claude, the American alligator with albinism, hang out with the African Penguin colony, and the 38,000 other live animals.
Designed by award-winning architect Renzo Piano, located in the center of beautiful Golden Gate Park, the Academy will inspire lifelong curiosity for the natural world as you experience the depths of a Philippine coral reef, climb into the canopy of a Costa Rican rainforest and fly to the outer reaches of the Universe.
Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)
After your booking, you will receive separate vouchers for each activity. Please keep the vouchers handy and present it to the respective activity operators on the day of your visit.
Both activities are valid for the date you selected for the booking and tour option you selected.
Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour:
Validity: 6 months from the date chosen at the time of booking
Wheelchair accessibility: Yes
Timings and stops are subject to change. The updated map will be available on the bus.
San Francisco is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.
Don’t forget to arrive at least 20 - 30 minutes before the departure time for your Night Tour to avoid missing out on the best seats.
California Academy of Sciences:
Redemption instructions: Exchange this voucher for admission at the “Ticket Office”, located at the left side of the main entrance of California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.
No refunds or exchanges for lost or stolen vouchers.
Masks will no longer be required indoors. Academy staff will continue to wear masks in indoor public areas, and we still strongly encourage all guests ages 2+ to mask up.
Proof of full vaccination required, boosters strongly encouraged but not required.
I liked the tours with live tour guides rather than the audio tour. Regardless, we had a good experience. Big Bus made good use of our time by running enough buses to minimize...