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Science is a gift to share

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Gift memberships benefit your giftee, the Academy, and the world. It’s truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Academy gift memberships* include free Daytime Admission, invitations to exhibit previews and members-only events and programs (in-person and online), exclusive digital programming (to enjoy anywhere), shopping and dining discounts, and more!

Check out the Membership Benefits page for more details, and return to this page when you're ready to purchase.



Choose a gift membership level

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Click your desired gift membership level below and follow the prompts to complete your purchase. Please allow up to 24 hours for your gift recipient to receive their welcome email.


Gift a digital membership

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For those who live outside the Bay Area or are not ready for in-person visits, digital members* can access the Academy from anywhere on Earth!

For $79, this special membership offers exclusive online content—weekly livestreams, digital programs, and a library of curated, on-demand content to educate, inspire, and entertain science lovers of all ages.


Questions about gift memberships? We're here to help. Send an email to or call 800-794-7576 between 8 am–5 pm daily.


*Gift digital memberships do not include in-person benefits or discounts.