Find an ever-changing array of members-only programs, events, and exhibit previews. Experience special animal feedings, family nature crafts, planetarium passes and shows, and discounts on lectures. And keep tabs on all of these exciting offerings through Academy member eNews and LIVE publications—and right here on the Academy website.
Throughout the entire month of October, we’re celebrating members with special programs, savings, and more.
Membership is a great value and pays for itself in as few as two visits. There’s never been a better time to join with a year of exciting new exhibits and special events ahead!
Watch as a diver plunges into one of the deepest living coral reef exhibits 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 frolicks 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 sustainability.
Exclusive Programs and Events
Visit the Academy as often as you like and take advantage of special members-only hours: Sundays, 10 – 11 am and Tuesdays, 8:30 – 9:30 am. Your personalized card gives you access to our members-only entrance and gets you through the doors quickly even on our busiest days.
In the Bay Area and around the world, the Academy has touched millions of lives since its founding in 1853. Each new species discovered, biodiversity hotspot protected, science career launched, teacher trained, and environmental steward nurtured plays a vital role in furthering the Academy’s mission. And your membership supports this important work.
Save on a wide variety of Academy merchandise and activities, from shopping and dining purchases to tours, lectures, sleepovers, NightLife, and more.
Tuesdays: 8:30–9:30 am
Sundays: 10–11 am
Your guest(s) are also welcome during members-only hours—please purchase additional tickets as necessary.
You can also share the wonder with friends or loved ones by giving a membership as a gift.
Find your expiration date or update your address—and access valuable member discounts.
How can I upgrade my membership? Are my guests allowed to use the special members' entrance? Find answers to these and other frequently asked questions about benefits, membership cards and more.
*Offer available for Individual, Teacher, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.