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Morrison Planetarium

San Francisco Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-750-7145
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This observatory has a custom-made telescope that projects a field of 3,800 stars.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good26%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
20 Aug 2017
“Must visit for anyone visiting SF”
30 Nov 2016
“Was underwhelmed with new planetarium”
San Francisco Academy of Science, San Francisco, CA 94118
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

This place is beautiful. Apt for kids but the adults will also have a nice time here. The best part is the movie which they show at the Planetarium. It is completely breathtaking and I haven't seen anything like that before.

Thank JainShipra
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I had been a member of the Academy of Sciences for over 10 years when they closed down to move their location and update their facilities. I would go almost every other month as I absolutely loved the Morrison Planetarium and the shows. I thought...More

Thank 611ellejay
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Habitat Earth is a must see. Travel through space and time during an immersive dome show. What are plastic bags doing to the entire eco system is just one of many things delivered to you from the beginning of life to current living and future...More

1  Thank Liz950
Reviewed 25 November 2015

Such a great place to bring the kids, and anybody for that matter. What a show! Mind blowing and so entertaining and breath-taking, and that's just the start. Sit back, if you can, and enjoy!

Thank William M
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The best planetarium I have ever seen. Huge and wonderful. The show was great and I was really impressed!

Thank Ania K
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We saw "Fragile Planet" at the planetarium during our visit to the California Academy of Sciences in early July. Another available show at the time was "Habitat Earth" but that one has far less (if any) astronomy. (When I visit a planetarium I was to...More

2  Thank MerelyATourist
Reviewed 2 January 2015

The place is very beautiful and modern, containing high technolgy HD projectors and nice chairs. We have watched LIFE: A COSMIC STORY and we fully became imersed on the video.

1  Thank Márcio C
Reviewed 28 July 2013 via mobile

Interesting show about earthquakes in SF but nothing about the universe or planets - why not just explain more clearly what the show is about?

2  Thank Stuart_Away_Again
Reviewed 13 April 2013 via mobile

What a fantastic experience!!! The way they present at the morrison planetarium is of another world! I hope that one day all cinemas are like this, it would enhance films sooo much. My words of advice are to go to the ticket desk first thing...More

1  Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 29 August 2012

Enough to be of interest here and well presented for all ages. The Rainforest enclosure was a highlight.

Thank 4myxtc
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds
of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian
ristorante come together to create the charming
neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping
grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of
North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always
suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in
the city exude as much European charm and style.
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