California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

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 by email, mail, or at the Academy Ticket Office. Please provide proof of active teaching status!


The Advantages of Membership

  • Unlimited daytime access
  • Members-only science lectures and on-demand programming
  • Early-access exhibit previews
  • Invitations to special events (onsite and online)
  • Shopping, dining, lecture and tour discounts
  • Other exclusive perks

Bi-Annual Members' Month

October and March become 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.