• A mother and daughter in silhouette in front of the giant Philippine Coral Reef exhibit
    Give the gift of science with a gift card!
  • Claude the albino American alligator rests in his habitat.
    Captivating Claude, one of four print-at-home gift card designs.
  • A grid of colorful butterflies with an Academy logo
    Butterfly Beauty, one of four print-at-home gift card designs.
  • An illustration of the Academy’s Living Roof and main entrance
    Living Roof, one of four print-at-home gift card designs.
  • Two colorful, ornate spotted jellyfish float against a striking black background
    Floating Jellies, one of four print-at-home gift card designs.
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Give the gift of wonder with an Academy gift card.

Choose from 4 colorful print-at-home designs and personalize with a message to your giftee.

Please note: Gift cards cannot be used for online purchases at this time. Redeem your gift card onsite at the Academy or by placing a phone order.

Gift Ideas for All Ages, Budgets, and Seasons

Souvenir gifts available at the Academy store

Whether you're seeking some quality time with Claude (our dashing albino alligator) or sustainable swag from our store, gift cards let you choose your own Academy adventure. Curious how far your gift card dollar can go? Here are some ideas to jumpstart your imagination.

For $25 or less

Pick up a cuddly 19" Claude, a pterosaur-themed travel mug, or the children's classic Pierre the Penguin—for less than $25 each.

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NightLife guests examine specimens in front of the rainforest dome

$50 and under

Surprise your significant other with a NightLife date night: Music, creatures, and cocktails, under the stars and under the sea.

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A guest marvels at a giant arapaima from below in the flooded forest tunnel

For $100 or less

​Treat up to three out-of-town guests to a day of discovery with Daytime Admission tickets to the Academy.

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A family at a Penguins+Pajamas sleepover in front of a giant aquarium exhibit

For $250 or less

Choose a Family Membership for a crowd-pleasing getaway all year long—or a night to remember with two tickets to Penguins+Pajamas.

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How to Redeem Your Gift Card

Got a gift card? Lucky you! Here's how to redeem it:

  1. At the Academy: Show your gift card to a cashier at the Academy—they'll be happy to redeem it for any item except beverages at NightLife bars.

  2. Over the phone: Call our Contact Center at 415-379-8000 between 8 am-5 pm daily and place your order with a friendly staff member.

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Gift cards cannot be used for online purchases at this time. Card is redeemable for in-person purchases at the California Academy of Sciences or by calling 415-379-8000 between 8 am–5 pm daily. Please print out your gift card as we cannot redeem gift cards displayed on a mobile device. Physical gift cards may be purchased over the phone or at any Academy retail location and may be mailed via USPS to your recipient for an additional fee.

Additional value may be added to your gift card at any time. To check card balance, call 1-877-654-6937 or go to valuteccardsolutions.com. A gift card is not a credit/debit card and has no implied warranties. California Academy of Sciences is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards, or any unauthorized card use.

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Contact Us
For more information about the products, services, and experiences you can purchase with a gift card, please contact us:
(415) 379-8000