academy café


9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday – Saturday

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Sunday

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Thursday Nightlife

Hot food stations close at 4:00 PM daily


Lunch daily 11:00 AM-3:00 PM



The Moss Room dining room is surrounded by a dramatic living wall, hand blown glass light pendants, hand made Douglass fir tables, Carrara marble and cork walls, and a large pond homes to a collection of the Academy’s Asian river fish. 

Our Modern Californian menus highlight local and organic ingredients.  Our wine list features high quality, domestic and imported wines made by small producers who are dedicated to crafting wines that reflect the character of their region. Our full bar uses only the highest quality ingredients: small production spirits, fresh organic juices and raw sugar. 

The space designed by Olle Lundberg Lundberg Design and Cathy Simon SMWM 

Friends of the California Academy of Sciences receive a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.