All nature & natural history museums and attractions to visit in San Francisco

San Francisco (California) has a lot to offer for people that like animals, plants and anything else related to nature and its history. Below we list all 7 nature and natural history museums that are located in San Francisco.

Is nature and the natural world something that interests you and are you looking for the best nature museums to visit in San Francisco? These are the ones:

  1. San Francisco Zoo1

    San Francisco Zoo

    San Francisco, CA
    The San Francisco Zoo, nestled in the southwest corner of San Francisco, California, is a sprawling 100-acre park that is home to over 260 different species of animals. The zoo is conveniently located between Lake Merced and the Pacific Ocean, making it a scenic destination for visitors. It is easily accessible via the Great Highway, which runs along the western side of the zoo.
  2. Aquarium of the Bay2

    Aquarium of the Bay

    San Francisco, CA
    Aquarium of the Bay is a public aquarium situated on The Embarcadero in San Francisco, California. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, offering a unique opportunity to explore the aquatic life that inhabits the San Francisco Bay and surrounding waters.
  3. Online discount!California Academy of Sciences3

    California Academy of Sciences

    San Francisco, CA
    The California Academy of Sciences, located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California, is a unique blend of a science academy and a natural history museum. It features a planetarium, an artificial rainforest, and a large aquatic area. This combination of features offers visitors a diverse and comprehensive experience, allowing them to explore various aspects of natural history and science in one place.
  4. Conservatory of Flowers4

    Conservatory of Flowers

    San Francisco, CA
    The Conservatory of Flowers is a greenhouse and botanical garden situated in the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California. It is a unique attraction that houses a collection of rare and exotic plants. The greenhouse is entirely made of wood and glass, with a total of 16,800 panes. It is one of the oldest municipal greenhouses in the United States, built in 1879 by the city of San Francisco.
  5. Crissy Field Center5

    Crissy Field Center

    San Francisco, CA
    Educational lectures, cultural events and public workshops are organized in this environmental educational center. Very enjoyable!
  6. Steinhart Aquarium6

    Steinhart Aquarium

    San Francisco, CA
    The California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco, California, is a research institute and natural history museum. It is among the largest museums of natural history in the world, housing over 46 million specimens. This makes it a significant destination for those interested in natural history and scientific research.
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    Farallones Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center

    San Francisco, CA

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