300 John F Kennedy Drive
San Francisco, CA 94122
Sunset/Golden Gate Park
Days and Hours Of Operation
Tues–Sun, 10am–4:30pm (last entry at 4pm), closed on Mondays except for some major holidays.
DescriptionIn this spectacular museum of living plants, visitors are taken away to a relaxing climate. Galleries include the lowland tropics, aquatic plants, potted plants, and highland tropics. Check the website for special exhibits!
CASH ONLY: $7 adults, $5 youth 12–17 and seniors, $2 ages 5 to 11, FREE for kids ages 4 and under. Discount for SF residents.
Lots of free parking, especially on weekdays.
Muni: 5, 33, 44, 71
Inside the Park: The Shuttle Service, a public service of the Golden Gate Park Concourse Authority, operates 9am–6pm weekends, public school vacation days, and major holidays. Starting at McLaren Lodge on the eastern edge of the Park and Ocean Beach on the western side, black Bauer shuttles pick up and drop off passengers at 15 Park locations, including the UCSF garage. Tickets are $2 for an all-day, round trip pass.
*The Conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.
*Discounts are available to all San Francisco City and County residents with proof of residency.
*Strollers are not allowed indoors and must be left in the atrium.
*The aquatic plant exhibit is open and not fenced in and therefore presents an easy fall for toddlers. You may want to carry your little one in a sling for this part of your journey.