A scuba diver in the Philippine Coral Reef Exhibit during a daily dive show.

Book in advance and save up to 15%.

It’s official: Groups love visiting the Academy. Day or night—and even overnight—we offer a range of engaging and inspiring tours and programs for groups of 10 or more.

Group Ticket and Tour Prices

The Academy is open every day of the year: See Hours & Admission for details.

Please note: The general admission group ticket prices below reflect peak pricing rates currently in effect at the Academy ticket window through January 6, 2019. Save 15% when you buy online!

Discounted General Admission Tickets
$33.96 — Adult (retail price $39.95)
$29.71 — Senior (ages 65+ with ID, retail price $34.95)
$29.71 — Youth (ages 12 – 17, retail price $34.95)
$29.71 — Student (ages 18+ with ID, retail price $34.95)
$25.46 — Child (ages 4 – 11, retail price $29.95)

Planetarium, NightLife, and Tours
$5.00 — Planetarium Reservation (daytime shows only)
$12.75 — NightLife (ages 21+, retail price $15.00)
$50.15 — NightLife VIP Tour (ages 21+, retail price $59.00)


Group Visit Guidelines

  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more paying guests
  • All group reservations must be made in advance and require pre-payment
  • Member benefits do not apply to group entry
  • The entire group must be fully assembled at the time of entry
  • ​Discounted tickets cannot be applied to the purchase of an Academy Membership on the day of your visit
  • During holiday periods and summer months, peak pricing may apply.

Reserved Planetarium Seats

Although seats for every planetarium show are available free to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, groups are given the option to pre-reserve show tickets for an additional fee of $5 per person. Reservations available for daytime planetarium shows only.

Please note that children 3 and under are not permitted in planetarium shows.


Pre-Paid Dining Options

Make lunch easy at the Academy with a prepaid boxed lunch or Academy Gift Card! Gift Cards can be used at the Café and Terrace restaurants and are perfect for trip planners on tight schedules. Boxed lunches are handcrafted at the Café with locally sourced ingredients.

We require a minimum of  ten (10) box lunches per order. Please allow at least seven (7) business days for processing.


Senior Admission Packages

Groups of 10 or more seniors (age 65+) can enjoy an exclusive admission package at the Academy. The package includes a discounted general admission rate with lunch or reserved planetarium seating. Please allow nine (9) business days for processing.

Contact us at travelsales@calacademy.org or (415) 379-8470, or submit your request online.