California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

Teacher memberships are available by mail or at the Academy Service Desk. Use this application, and remember to include proof of active teaching status!

Did you know that Pre-K through 12th-grade classroom teachers in California are eligible for special educator prices on memberships to the Academy?

Memberships for California Teachers

  • Special educator price of $99 for teacher memberships
  • For one cardholder and a guest*
  • Valid for Pre-K through 12th-grade classroom teachers in California, including preschool teachers of 3-4 year olds
  • Proof of active teaching status is required with payment
  • Fully tax deductible

*Guests must be accompanied by a named card holder to receive free admission. Additional admission tickets are available for purchase during members' hours.

Teacher memberships are available only by mail or at the Academy Service Desk, using the application below.


The Advantages of Membership

Unlimited Daily Admission

  • Members-only hours: Sunday, 10–11 am; Tuesday, 8:30–9:30 am
  • Members-only entrance
  • Personalized digital membership card

Exclusive Events and Programs

  • Invitations to members-only events and exhibit previews
  • Members-only penguin feedings and family nature crafts
  • Members-only planetarium passes and shows
  • Subscription to Academy Member Updates and LIVE digital publication to keep tabs on what's new
  • Access to exclusive livestream programs and all ages on-demand science content in Member Connect


  • 10% discount on shopping, dining, sleepoversand more
  • Up to 20% discount on tours, lectures, and NightLife
  • ​Memberships are fully or partially tax-deductible


Bi-Annual Members' Month

March is Members’ Month! From special animal feedings led by Academy biologists and exclusive Member Talks spotlighting biodiversity science to Sunday members-only brunch and extra special discounts–Members’ Month is full of new ways to explore and engage with the Academy!


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See What's On for Members

Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await you. As part of our extended family, enjoy exclusive members-only programs and seasonal events.


Find answers to frequently asked questions about benefits, membership cards, and more.