A young boy and an African penguin make eye contact in Tusher African Hall

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. 


All Membership Levels Include:

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


Memberships are fully or partially tax deductible.

Payment Plans

  • 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.



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.

What's On for Members

See What's On for Members

Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await you. As part of our extended family, enjoy exclusive members-only programs and seasonal events.