Academy membership opens up your world. Join, renew, or give the gift of membership today.
The support of our membership community helps the Academy thrive. The benefits below are our way of saying thanks.
Membership Benefits Include:
Unlimited general admission
Present your personalized membership card and photo ID at our members-only entrance for easy access to an aquarium, planetarium, four-story rainforest, and so much more.
Our new Community Value membership includes 230+ days of Academy access—learn more.
Weekly members-only hours
Every Sunday (10-11 am) and Tuesday (8:30-9:30 am), enjoy the calm before the crowds as the Academy opens exclusively for members.
Invitations to exclusive events and programs
From special planetarium passes and penguin feedings to exhibit previews, member talks, and programs, membership is so much more than free admission.
Subscription to LIVE
Our colorful quarterly newsletter will help you keep tabs on upcoming exhibits, exclusive member events, and the latest research from Academy scientists.
Discounts on shopping, dining, and events
Members enjoy savings on everything from food to NightLife tickets:
Memberships are fully or partially tax deductible.
Flexible payment options
With a small deposit and monthly payments starting at just $5.46, our Annual Membership Subscription plan makes purchasing an Academy membership flexible and easy.
Members' Guest Policy
Guests must be accompanied by a named card holder to receive free admission. Guests are included with all Membership levels (except Individual). Additional admission tickets are available for purchase during members' hours.
Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Sunday: 10 – 11 am
Your guest(s) are also welcome during members-only hours—please purchase additional tickets as necessary.
Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await you. As part of our extended family, enjoy exclusive members-only programs and seasonal events.
Find answers to frequently asked questions about benefits, membership cards, and more.