Must See Exhibits for Kids

Curiosity Grove is a colorful 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

Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Reef Lagoon
1:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - The Swamp
3:30 pm
Kids - Naturalist Center
12:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Thu. Sep. 24th at 1:30 pm

Learn about the fascinating adaptations of rays, bony fish, and other ocean cruisers.

Tue. Sep. 29th at 1:30 pm

Learn about the fascinating adaptations of rays, bony fish, and other ocean cruisers.

Wed. Sep. 30th at 1:30 pm

Learn about the fascinating adaptations of rays, bony fish, and other ocean cruisers.

Thu. Oct. 1st at 1:30 pm

Learn about the fascinating adaptations of rays, bony fish, and other ocean cruisers.

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.

Birthday Parties

Celebrate your birthday at the Academy with customizable parties designed for children ages 2 – 10.

Birthday cupcakes