Your membership pays for itself in as little as two visits. All benefits listed below are included with every membership, and available to the number of people included in your member level.
Unlimited Daily Admission
- Members-only hours: Sunday, 10–11 am; Tuesday, 8:30–9:30 am
- Members-only entrance
- Personalized member card
Exclusive Events and Programs
- Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
- Members-only penguin feedings and family nature crafts
- Members-only planetarium passes and shows
- Subscription to LIVE member publication and bioGraphic, a new multimedia magazine powered by the Academy, featuring surprising stories about nature and sustainability
- 10% discount on shopping
- 10% discount on dining
- 10% discount on Birthday Parties
- 20% discount on tours
- 20% discount on Penguins+Pajamas sleepovers
- 20% discounts on Lectures
- 20% discount on NightLife
Memberships are fully or partially tax deductible.
- We make it easy to join with our new Annual Membership Subscription. Pay as little as $6 a month. Learn more.
Members' Guest Policy
Guests must be accompanied by a named card holder to receive free admission. Guests are included with all Membership levels (except Individual). Additional admission tickets are available for purchase during members' 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.
Give the gift of membership and share the natural world with friends or family.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about benefits, membership cards, and more.
Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await you. As part of our extended family, enjoy exclusive members-only programs and seasonal events.