Last year, more than 135,000 visitors attended the Academy with their school, with their youth group, or with their family on Homeschool Day. Don't be the one to miss out!

We recognize that bringing a group to the Academy can be intimidating: the learning environment is stimulating and the list of daily events staggering.

To assist you with trip planning, we've highlighted must-see exhibits and popular presentations, and recommended resources for structuring learning.


Academy Sleepovers

Want to do something extra special? Bring your group of young naturalists to a Penguins + Pajamas Sleepover to curl up alongside our animals.


For Homeschooling Families

Twice a year on Homeschool Days, we invite homeschool children and their families to attend the Academy at field trip rates.

Educators of homeschooled children can also plan a trip at discounted admission rates, assuming a group of 10 students or more.

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School Field Trips

School field trips are available year-round for preK-12 school groups, including established preschools. Bring one class, or the entire grade!


Out-of-school Youth Groups

Attention summer camps, science clubs, and youth squads! We offer discounted rates for groups serving youth in out-of-school time.

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Field Trip Sponsors

We Thank our Sponsors

The School & Youth Field Trips program is generously supported by Pacific Gas and Electric Company and the Sakana Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Academy’s local business donors.