The Academy is open daily! Due to our limited capacity, weekends and NightLife events often sell out early. Please reserve your tickets as far in advance as possible for the greatest availability.

  • All guests, including members and donors, must reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance.
  • 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 Curiosity Grove and Discovery Tidepool, remain temporarily closed.
  • Reservations are required for the planetarium, rainforest, and Shake House.

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

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