The Academy is open to the public! We've made some important updates to keep our community healthy and safe:

  • All guests must reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance. Tickets will not be sold at the door.
  • Tickets are valid only for the date and entry time selected.
  • All guests must complete a health self-screening before entering the museum.
  • Masks are required for all guests ages 3 and up.
  • Some exhibits and spaces, including Morrison Planetarium, Curiosity Grove, and Discovery Tidepool, remain temporarily closed.
  • Reservations are required for Osher Rainforest and Shake House. Scan the QR code in the lobby when you arrive to reserve.

For complete health and safety information, exhibit updates, and FAQs, please visit We look forward to seeing you soon!

Are you a member or donor? Log in and reserve your free tickets here.

Need help? Email or call 415-379-8000 between 8 am–5 pm daily.