• Masked guests look at African penguin exhibit
    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.
  • Masked guest looks at blue and yellow tropical fish in Pacific Coral Reef exhibit
    And membership is the best way to take advantage of everything the Academy has to offer...
  • Blue turquoise honeycreeper bird on a branch in Osher Rainforest
    ...while making a positive impact at a time when it's needed most.

Join today and get two free months!

Photo illustration of African penguin pulling on the ribbon of a wrapped present

Give yourself, your family, and our planet the gift of science. Enjoy two extra months when you become a member before January 2 and use your offer promo code. Your membership supports our new mission and critical work to regenerate Earth for future generations.

Select your desired membership level below and then log in or create an account to checkout.

P.S. — Academy membership makes a great gift! Check out our Gift Membership page for more details.


Best value! Family Plus $329

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 $269

2 colorful Gouldian finches on a perch

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


Individual Plus $159

Golden mantella frog

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


Senior $99

Blue morpho butterfly

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


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Lock in your membership with auto-renewal!

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

Membership benefits

All Academy members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Free unlimited daily admission (reserved, timed ticketing applies)
  • Special members’ entrance (skip the lines)
  • Members-only hours
  • 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
  • Invitations to members-only exhibit previews and events
  • Exclusive opportunities to learn more about our new mission and major initiatives
  • Subscriptions to Member Updates, LIVE, and bioGraphic digital publications
For your safety

All visits require advance reservations. Masks must be worn at all times by guests ages 2+ inside the museum. Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of visit is required for all guests ages 12+, along with photo ID for guests ages 18+. Visit calacademy.org/safety for more information.