Editor’s Note: This contest is currently closed. Stay tuned for the winner!

For the fifth week of our Viator’s 2011 Ultimate Holiday Giveaway, we’re giving away tickets to one of our most popular San Francisco tours!

About the Tour

Reopened in 2008 (with a history dating the 1850s) the California Academy of Sciences (CAS) is one of the most famous and forward thinking institutions of its kind. As CAS is one of largest natural history museums in the world (with over 38,000 items in its collection), it is essential that first-time visitors opt for some version of a guided tour to take advantage of the ever-changing array of exhibits dedicated to history, science, and nature, and representing fields ranging from biology to botany, and entomology to paleontology.

Perhaps the best way to beat long ticket lines and equip oneself with the most up-to-date information on the layout and features of the museum is to opt for the Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour recently developed for visitors interested getting the most out of their visit, as well as the highest degree of access that the institution has to offer.

As part of the tour, you’ll gain access to exclusive areas including behind-the-scenes looks at exhibits currently being prepared for intensive scientific study and public access, the “living roof” (CAS is the largest “green” building in the US), the institution’s gem vault, and areas that are specially climate-controlled and secured to protect the items within from damage and theft.  You’ll also visit the Morrison Planetarium and other popular features at CAS included in the regular tours.

How to Enter

To enter to win two free tickets to our Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour:

  1. Go to YouTube
  2. Comment on this video telling us, “Why you want to go on this tour” (Note: you must have a YouTube account to comment on a video. If you don’t have one, you can create a YouTube account here for free.)

The  California Academy of Sciences Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour contest will close on November 14, 2011 and a new Holiday Giveaway Video will be posted on November 15, 2011.

Week #5: Win a California Academy of Sciences Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour

– The Viator Travel Team

Terms & Conditions: This contest is part of Viator’s Ultimate Holiday Giveaway and is subject to the same terms and conditions. Our staff will pick the entry that we think best answers the question above. We are giving away 2 free tickets for the Skip the Line: California Academy of Sciences Behind the Scenes Platinum Tour for use before October 2013. Airfare, taxes and any other expenses not specifically listed above are not included. Prizes are non-transferable and cannot be sold or redeemed for any cash value.