A scuba diver in the Philippine Coral Reef Exhibit during a daily dive show.

It’s official: Groups love visiting the Academy! Day, night, and even overnight, we offer a range of engaging and inspiring tours and programs for groups of 10 or more.

Group Visit Guidelines

Looking for discounted tickets? We're happy to help! But before moving on, please consider the following policies:

  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more paying guests
  • All group reservations must be made in advance and require pre-payment
  • Member benefits do not apply to group entry
  • The entire group must be fully assembled at the time of entry
  • ​Discounted tickets cannot be applied to the purchase of an Academy Membership on the day of your visit
General Groups

We're pleased to offer discounted admission prices for groups of 10 or more, including family reunions, corporate groups, and any other gathering that doesn't fit into one of the specialty categories below.

Boy and Girl Scout Troops

Our offerings for Northern California Scout troops include sleepovers, Naturalist Center patches, planetarium shows, and tours, including Green Building, Behind-the-Scenes, and Adventure Tours.

Youth Groups

For California-based groups such as YMCA chapters, Boys and Girls Clubs, homeschoolers, summer groups, church groups, and more, we've got the ingredients for an unforgettable visit.

Pre-K through 12th Grade

California school groups, we've got the field trip for you! To learn more and schedule, please visit our Educators site via the link below.

College and University Groups

California college and university groups can take advantage of specific offerings such as reserved Planetarium seats and a wide range of tours, including Behind-the-Scenes, Adventure, Green Building, NightLife VIP, and After-Hours.

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Planning a Party?

Planning a Party?

The Academy's interior is breathtaking at night. Whether your event is a spring prom, summer wedding, or holiday party, we suggest booking a date far in advance.