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 - The Swamp
3:30 pm
Kids - Naturalist Center
12:00 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
4:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Planetarium
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Tue. Jul. 14th at 1:30 pm

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

Wed. Jul. 15th at 1:30 pm

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

Thu. Jul. 16th at 1:30 pm

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

Tue. Jul. 21st 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