Give a Gift Membership to the Academy

A gift membership is the perfect gift for science-lovers.

Treat loved ones to a year of adventure.

A membership to the Academy makes the perfect gift for the special science-loving people in your life.

Every gift supports our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

Personalized Gift Memberships

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Personalized Gift Memberships arrive with Academy membership card(s) printed with the name of the gift recipient. The membership is valid the day the membership is processed—no redemption or activation is required.

New! You may sign up for our Membership Payment Plan to purchase a Personalized Gift Membership for as low as $6 a month.


Gift Membership Vouchers

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Gift vouchers allow your loved ones to start their memberships when they're ready. The vouchers are redeemable up to one year after purchase date by mail or in person during the first visit—and the membership period doesn't begin until the voucher is redeemed.

Vouchers can be mailed to you (the purchaser) or to the gift recipient. If you'd like the voucher to be mailed directly to the gift recipient, please indicate their name and address in the shipping section. The voucher will be mailed along with a letter noting the gift purchaser’s name.



Member Benefits

Unlimited Daily Admission**

  • Members hours: Sundays 10–11 am and Tuesdays 8:30–9:30 am
  • Members-only entrance

Members-Only Events and Programs

  • Invitations to free exhibit previews
  • Penguin Feedings and Family Nature Crafts
  • Planetarium member passes and shows
  • Subscription to Academy Member eNews and LIVE publication


  • 10% discount on shopping, dining, and more
  • Up to 20% off on tours, lectures, sleepovers, and NightLife

​**Community Value membership includes 230+ days of Academy access per year.