Must See Exhibits for Members

In nature, color is so much more than just décor.

Explore the amazing richness and diversity found in California's coastal waters.

Witness some of the active scientific research taking place at the Academy every day.

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

Happening Today

Adults, Kids, Members - Philippine Coral Reef
11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
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, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
10:30 am
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Children's Gallery
1:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Sat. Nov. 18th 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.

Tue. Nov. 21st at 8:30 am

Be one of the first to explore 'Tis the Season for Science, our festive holiday exhibit.

Tue. Dec. 12th at 5:45 pm

Members are invited to celebrate the season at the Academy's annual Holiday Night on December 12, 2017.

Mon. Dec. 25th at 3:00 pm

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

Sun. Nov. 19th at 10:45 am

Did you know that 38,000 animals call the Academy home? Join us to learn about the mystery animal of the day.

Sat. Nov. 18th at 10:30 am, 3:00 pm

Learn about our (hungry!) African penguin colony from an Academy biologist. 10:30 am & 3 pm daily.

Sat. Nov. 18th at 4:30 pm

Explore the immense scale of the known Universe in this live presentation that leaves Earth far behind.

Become a member

Become a member

Academy members enjoy a full year of unlimited admission, reserved Planetarium passes, access to special events, discounts, members-only hours, and much more.