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The SkyStar Observation Wheel is in Golden Gate Park’s Music Concourse, located between the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences (Bowl Drive and Music Concourse Drive). The Wheel is easily accessible via public transit, bicycle, rideshare or car.


If you must drive, parking is available in the Music Concourse Garage (7 a.m.–7 p.m. daily), which can be accessed via the Fulton/10th Ave. entrance or the Music Concourse Drive/MLK Drive entrance). Limited four-hour street parking is also available on Martin Luther King Drive and Stow Lake Drive.


If you’re riding your bike, bike racks are located on Music Concourse Drive and on Nancy Pelosi Drive to the right and left of the staff footbridge. PLEASE NOTE: JFK Drive is currently closed to cars.



We encourage sustainable transportation whenever possible. SF Muni serves the Music Concourse via several bus and metro lines Plan your trip via SFMTA’s Trip Planner tool


The N-Judah Muni Metro stops at 9th Avenue and Irving Street. Travel north on 9th Avenue into Golden Gate Park until you reach Music Concourse Drive, then turn right and continue to the Observation Wheel. This half-mile walk takes approximately 10 minutes; you may also transfer to the 44-O’Shaughnessy bus at 9th and Irving and ride to the stop on Music Concourse Drive.The #44 O'Shaughnessy bus stops across from the Academy of Sciences on Tea Garden Drive (southbound) and in front of the Academy on Music Concourse Drive (northbound).The #5 Fulton bus stops at 8th Avenue and Fulton Street, just outside the park. From 8th Avenue, walk into the park and turn right on John F. Kennedy Drive. Then turn left onto Music Concourse Drive.

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