• A group of guests looking at the California Coast exhibit
  • A group of Hive members pose on Angel Island with San Francisco skyline in background
  • Hive members look into a giant telescope
  • Guests dance to DJ during Party After Dark in the Academy Piazza
  • A man and a woman enjoy the Color of Life exhibit at the Academy
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Science + Social. The Hive is the Academy’s exclusive donor group for young philanthropists in their 20s and 30s.

Hive Single ($350) and Double ($475) memberships include unlimited Daytime and NightLife admission, exclusive events, and more. Join, renew, or gift a Hive membership today!

The Hive is where bright minds and big ideas come together. Members of this group are actively supporting and championing real science and the profound effect it has on our modern world. The Hive offers opportunities to connect with the next generation of cultural influencers and get closer to the Academy’s world-class research and exploration.

Now it’s even easier to join the Hive!
With our new annual member subscription plan, you can pay as you go and still come as often as you like. Enjoy all the perks of a Hive membership with the flexibility of a small deposit and low monthly payments starting at $22. Learn more.

Hive Membership Levels

Hive Individual Membership ($350)
With subscription plan: $100 down payment; $22.73/month

Includes all benefits listed below, for one cardholder:

  • Unlimited Daytime and NightLife Admission for cardholder
  • Invitation to complimentary, curated activities and events year round
  • Complimentary VIP ticket to Big Bang Party After Dark for cardholder
  • Opportunity to network with interesting people and pioneering thinkers in the tech, art, and science fields
  • Access to Academy’s partners and unique volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area
  • 4 additional NightLife tickets to share with friends
  • Subscription to Hive eNews; up to 20% savings on lectures, tours, NightLife tickets, and dining
  • $225 of your contribution is tax-deductible
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Hive Double Membership ($475)
With subscription plan: $200 down payment; $25/month

Fun for two! Includes all Hive single membership benefits for two cardholders. Cardholders do not have to reside in same household.

  • $300 of your contribution is tax-deductible
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Hive Benefits

Exclusive Events
In addition to complimentary admission to the Academy year-round, you’ll enjoy complimentary access to exclusive curated events for members of The Hive, including scientist-led expeditions and excursions, exhibit openings, cocktail parties, lectures, citizen science workshops, and more.

See upcoming events.

NightLife
Experience music, creatures, cocktails, and cutting-edge science every week with complimentary admission to the Academy’s Thursday after hours NightLife events. With a new theme each week, don’t miss popular annual events during SF Beer Week, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Music Festival, SF Sketchfest, and more. Membership to The Hive also includes additional guest passes so you can bring your friends!

Party After Dark
Purchase membership to The Hive and receive a complimentary VIP ticket to San Francisco’s biggest party of the year—Big Bang: Party After Dark. Spilling across the Academy’s multiple indoor and outdoor venues, our flagship event features live bands and DJ sets, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, gourmet food trucks, and much more! 

Philanthropy
Join a community of hip, science-savvy supporters committed to exploration, innovation, and education. Memberships are tax-deductible and help to support the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.

Volunteer & Networking Opportunities
Get access to exclusive networking events and experiences, featuring Academy scientists, Trustees and distinguished Fellows, local and global influencers, and more. Be the first to hear new insights on the next wave of science and sustainability research and education while supporting these important efforts. Get hands-on through volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations.

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Hive Events Schedule

The health and safety of our guests, members, staff, and community always come first. In response to the latest coronavirus (COVID-19) guidelines from local and state public health authorities, the Academy is currently closed to the public, and all related public programs and member events have been postponed or canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you again when it is safe to do so.

Contact Us
Have questions about The Hive? Check out our FAQ page. Still need help? Please get in touch!
(415) 379-8411
Thank You

Our deepest thanks go to the generous donors who support the Academy’s work and ensure its future. We couldn’t do it without you.