Strollers and elevators
Though strollers aren't available for rent at the Academy, they're allowed throughout the museum—with the exception of the Shake House section of the Earthquake exhibit (where short-term stroller parking is provided). There are two elevators for guest use, located next to the Academy Café and the Swamp.
Changing tables are available in all restrooms on the museum floor, and a family-specific restroom is located next to the Swamp.
Food and beverages:
The Academy Café offers many kid-friendly options, with both indoor and outdoor seating available (You're also welcome to bring your own food and drinks, which can be enjoyed in our indoor Piazza or outdoor eating spaces.) Water-bottle-filling stations are located on Level 1, next to the elevators.
A note about the Osher Rainforest:
The rainforest is suitable for all ages, but because it is a hot, humid, and one-way exhibit, we recommend dressing in layers. Please note that there are no restrooms inside the rainforest dome, but you'll find one immediately after exiting through the Amazon Flooded Forest tunnel.
Please visit the Getting Here page for directions and parking information.
If you need to leave the museum but plan to return the same day, please be sure to get your hand stamped at the exit.
In the unlikely event that you should lose track of your child, please notify the closest Academy staff member, who will immediately contact our Security department. The Security office itself is located next to the Swamp.
Should you misplace an item, please visit lost-and-found (located at the coat check in our front lobby) on the day of your visit. To contact lost-and-found after your visit, please call (415) 379-5831.