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 seismic phenomena and explore how they fit into Earth's geologic history.

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

Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
1:00 pm
Kids - Project Lab
2:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Thu. Dec. 14th at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm

Watch as a diver plunges into one of the world's deepest living coral reef tanks. 11:30 am & 2:30 pm daily.

Mon. Dec. 25th at 3:00 pm

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

Thu. Dec. 14th at 10:00 am

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

Mon. Jan. 8th at 1:00 pm

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

Thu. Dec. 14th at 11:00 am

Waddle on over for an interactive program about penguins and their amazing adaptations.

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.