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

Please note: In response to the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines from local and state public health authorities, the Academy is temporarily closed to the public, effective November 29. We look forward to welcoming you back when it's safe to do so.

Group tickets & pricing

Groups consist of 10 or more guests. All guests, including groups, must purchase timed-entry admission tickets in advance. Please note that not all entry times may be available on the date of your choice. As always, the further in advance you book, the lower the price and the greater selection of entry times.

Your group discount will be automatically applied at checkout. Ticket prices may vary by entry time and date. Children 2 and under and Academy members always visit for free!



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

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 10 boxed lunches per order. Please allow at least seven business days for processing.


Great for groups

For these signature Academy experiences, more is definitely merrier. (Please note that Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers, NightLife VIP Tours, and school field trips are currently unavailable.)

Guests atop the Living Roof on a VIP Tour

Explore the secrets of the world’s greenest museum on a guided VIP Tour out on the Living Roof.

View of the rainforest dome from the Living Roof at night

Elevate your NightLife experience with a VIP Tour. Cocktails are, of course, included.

Illustration of Claude the albino alligator wearing headphones

Celebrate Academy-style with one of four customizable parties—including our new virtual birthday party package!

A family in penguin hats in their sleeping bags at an Academy sleepover

Experience an unforgettable overnight at the Academy. Groups of 10 or more enjoy a discounted rate!

Academy docent demonstrates science experiment to young guests

Groups of 20 or more can add a guided educational program to their visit for a truly unique Academy adventure.

Contact us
Have questions about bringing your group to the Academy? We're here to help. 
Planning a party?

The Academy's interior is breathtaking at night. Whether your event is a spring prom, summer wedding, or holiday party, we suggest booking a date far in advance.