Explore with us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world—all under one living roof.

Watch as a diver plunges into the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world. Explore the layers of a rainforest canopy—and the creatures that call it home. Investigate the great mysteries of the cosmos—or the complexities and fragility of our planet’s ecosystems—in our latest planetarium show. Then examine the evidence for evolutionary change while a colony of African penguins frolics nearby. And feel proud knowing that your support makes a vital difference in our efforts to explore and explain the natural world, and to address the challenges of sustaining life on this planet. 

Woman and child look at African penguins in Tusher African Hall.

Member Benefits

Your personalized membership card gives you access to our members-only entrance, savings at Academy stores and restaurants, discounts on event and tour tickets, and entry to members-only hours and events.

Give the gift of wonder

Gift Membership

Treat your loved ones to an entire year of discovery with an Academy gift membership—we’ll include a limited edition art print as an added bonus. 

Young boy looks at marine life in the Steinhart Aquarium.


Each new species discovered, critical habitat protected, science career launched, teacher trained, and environmental steward nurtured helps further our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. And your membership supports this important work.


Annual Membership Subscription

Now it’s even easier to be an Academy member—subscribe! With ongoing low monthly payments, you can keep your membership active from month-to-month and come as often as you like. 

Member Hours RR

Member Hours

Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Sunday: 10 – 11 am

Your guest(s) are also welcome during members-only hours—please purchase additional tickets as necessary.

Membership Portal

My Membership Portal

Find your expiration date or update your address—and access valuable member discounts.