Your support makes a vital difference in our efforts to explore and explain the natural world, and to address the challenges of sustaining life on this planet.

As a member, there's always something new to explore. Join us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world—all under one living roof.

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—or the complexities and fragility of our planet’s ecosystems—in our latest planetarium show.



A colorful illustration of tropical butterflies

October is Members' Month!

Members, visit the Academy this month for a bounty of exclusive events and perks, from Member Talks to mimosas. 

A girl comes face-to-beak with an African penguin at the California Academy of Sciences.

New Membership Level!

Introducing Community Value membership: A smart, affordable choice for families with flexible schedules, offering 230+ days of Academy access for just $129 a year.

Woman and child look at African penguins in Tusher African Hall.

Levels & Benefits

Find the membership level that's right for you. Benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive hours on Sundays and Tuesdays.

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Gift Membership

Treat your loved ones to an entire year of discovery with an Academy gift membership.

Young boy looks at marine life in the Steinhart Aquarium.

What You Support

Each new species discovered, critical habitat protected, science career launched, teacher trained, and environmental steward nurtured helps further our mission.

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Low Monthly Payments

Now it’s even easier to be an Academy member—subscribe! With ongoing low monthly payments, you can keep your membership active from month-to-month and come as often as you like.