• A man and woman at NightLife event observe the California Coast exhibit in front of Osher Rainforest
    The Academy is the only place on Earth where you can experience an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
  • Young child and mother next to life-size penguin sculpture at Academy's 'Tis the Season for Science event
    And membership is the best way to take advantage of everything the Academy has to offer...
  • Academy docent shows an anglerfish specimen to guests on the museum floor
    ...while making a positive impact at a time when it's needed most.

Enjoy winter fun and science to share!

Claude the white alligator with snowflake illustrations

The Academy is renowned for science, but winter here is truly magical! Everything’s merrier and brighter during ‘Tis the Season for Science (through January 7). We invite you to celebrate this beloved tradition as a member.

Share the wonder with 2 free guest passes* to give to family, friends, or visiting guests. You’ll all feel festive with holiday lights, decor and music, winter-themed programs and activities…even snowflakes in the piazza. It’s the perfect setting for learning, with a blast of winter fun! To accept this offer and your free guest passes, become a member by January 7 and enter your personal promo code.

* Free passes may be redeemed at the ticket window (with a copy of your purchase receipt), or by contacting us before your visit at membership@calacademy.org.


Best value! Family Plus $349

Family with baby look at African penguins

Family Plus members enjoy full benefits for 2 adults and children 17 and under, 1 named caregiver (optional), and 2 guests per visit.



Family $279

3 kids looking through porthole at stingrays in Reef Lagoon exhibit

Family members enjoy full benefits for 2 adults and children 17 and under per visit.


Individual Plus $159

Young member couple observing the Giants of Land and Sea exhibition at the Academy

Individual Plus members enjoy full benefits for 1 adult and 1 guest per visit.


Senior $99

Senior member couple observing Philippine Coral Reef exhibit at the Academy

Senior members enjoy full benefits for 1 senior (65+) and 1 guest per visit.


See what's new under our Living Roof!

Still image of supernova explosion from Spark: The Universe in Us planetarium show at the Academy

Spark: The Universe in Us

This original planetarium film explores how hundreds of millions of celestial events have forged the elements that make up the Solar System, Earth, and us!

Acropora corals with floating gametes during a spawning event in the Academy's Coral Regeneration Lab

Academy in Action

This exhibit showcases the impacts of regeneration projects driven by Academy scientists and our community partners across the globe.

Illustration of different sized sauropods

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs

Sauropods come to life through life-size models, fossil casts, playful interactives, and all-ages programs. See it before it closes January 21.

The World’s Largest Dinosaurs is organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York, in collaboration with Coolture Marketing, Bogotá, Colombia.

Photo illustration of planet Earth and the Moon
Lock in your membership with auto-renewal!

You’ll enjoy uninterrupted benefits and our best renewal rate every year. Plus, auto-renewal is the environmentally friendly choice.

Membership benefits

All Academy members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free unlimited Daytime Admission to the museum
  • Special members’ entrance (skip the lines)
  • Members-only hours
  • Early-access exhibition previews
  • Discounts on shopping, dining, tours, lectures, and more
  • Exclusive members-only programs and activities (in-person and online)
  • Special planetarium shows with advance reservations for members only
  • Exclusive opportunities to hear from leading scientists and educators about our mission, initiatives, and expeditions
  • Subscriptions to Member Updates, LIVE, and bioGraphic digital publications