Must See Exhibits for Kids

Get hands-on at the Naturalist Center with real specimens, hundreds of books and films, and interactive games.

Take a kinetic journey through Earth's seismic phenomena and eons of geologic history. Exhibit closes March 4.

Curiosity Grove is an all-new California forest-themed playspace designed to help young imaginations soar.

Get up close and personal with the coastal creatures that call California tidepools home.

Happening Today

Kids - Coat Check
10:00 am
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - East Garden
12:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Forum Theater
11:00 am, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - East Garden
2:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
10:00 am

Upcoming Events

Thu. May. 10th at 11:30 am

Watch as a diver plunges into one of the world's deepest living coral reef tanks.

Thu. May. 10th at 10:30 am

Meet our African penguin colony and get your questions answered by one of our Academy biologists.

Tue. Apr. 24th at 10:00 am

Become a scientist for a day by checking out a field science backpack full of tools and activities.

Thu. May. 10th at 1:00 pm

Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.

Sat. Apr. 28th at 10:00 am

Spark creativity with nature-inspired crafts for the whole family.

Parent Tips RR

Parent Tips

Indoor and outdoor picnic locations (bring your own food or purchase ours), stroller parking, family restrooms, and more. We do everything we can to make your visit fun and easy.