An Academy membership opens up your world—and helps to protect it. Discover how a diverse community of curious science-lovers can help you activate your passion for the planet.

Members, you can now begin reserving your free timed-entry tickets! Members and donors will have the museum to themselves from October 13-22 before we reopen to the public on October 23. Please visit our reopening page to reserve tickets and view important health and safety updates, reservation information, FAQs, and more.

We're deeply grateful for your support over the past seven months—and we can't wait to thank you in person soon!

Watch as a diver plunges into the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world. Explore the layers of a rainforest canopy and the creatures that call it home. Investigate the great mysteries of the cosmos in our all-digital planetarium dome. As an Academy member, there's always something new to learn—and all the time in the world to explore. Join us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world under our Living Roof while supporting world-changing science around the globe.

Silhouetted guests gaze at the colorful California Coast aquarium exhibit

Explore levels & benefits

Membership benefits include free Daytime Admission all year long, exclusive programs and events, and Member Hours every Sunday and Tuesday morning.

Guests observe a day octopus in Color of Life exhibit

Flexible payment options

With auto-renewal or an Annual Membership Subscription, it's never been easier—or greener—to be an Academy member. Enjoy the convenience of automatic payments and uninterrupted benefits year after year while using less paper and resources.  

Marine biologist Rebecca Albright conduct underwater research on a coral reef

Members make a difference

Academy members give as much as they receive: From expanding access to world-class STEM programs to pioneering coral reef conservation, your membership is an investment in the future of the planet.

2 colorful Gouldian finches perch against a white backdrop

Match your gift!

Your membership can have twice the impact on the Academy with a matching gift from your employer! Visit our new Matching Gifts page for more details and to see if your employer is a participant.


Help us continue to recover, rebound, and rebuild. Please contribute to the Academy Resilience Fund today.

October is Members' Month!
This October, Academy members enjoy a month of exclusive virtual events, from expert talks to DIY science demos.