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March is our time to celebrate you. Because of your world-changing support, the Academy can carry out its mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.
Enjoy a full month of free, members-only activities and events—including Sunday morning animal feedings! Explore Academy secrets with our knowledgeable docents and be the first to see our new planetarium show Expedition Reef. Plus, only members enjoy additional store discounts and dining specials all month long.
Member Preview: Expedition Reef
Thursday, March 15, 10:30 am & 3:30 pm
Members are the first to embark on a journey into the hidden world of coral reefs in this all-new, all-digital, Academy original planetarium show.
Advance tickets are now sold out, but a limited quantity of tickets will be available for walk-up members on the day of the preview.
Livestream Event: 3D Sun-Earth Interaction
Saturday, March 24, 1:30 pm
Join us for a special livestream from the American Museum of Natural History, featuring NASA scientists explaining the science behind Sun and Earth phenomena such as eclipses and the aurora borealis. Members only. Recommended for ages 8+. RSVP required.
The Secret Lives of Arachnids
with Dr. Lauren Esposito
Friday, March 9, 2018, 2:30 pm
The Academy's resident arachnologist, Dr. Lauren Esposito, will introduce you to the fascinating world of spiders and scorpions, from recent discoveries to mysteries that remain. Recommended for ages 8+. RSVP required.
Face Mites: A Story of Discovery, Evolution, and Intrigue
with Dr. Michelle Trautwein
Monday, March 19, 2:30 pm
Our face mites are perhaps our closest companions, yet we know very little about them. Let Academy entomologist Dr. Michelle Trautwein answer some of the questions that may have been...bugging you. Recommended for ages 8+. RSVP required.
Explore Hidden Reefs
with Charles Delbeek and Ryan Shaeffer
Tuesday, March 20, 9 am
Steinhart Aquarium curator Charles Delbeek and biologist Ryan Shaeffer discuss the evolution of our newly refreshed Hidden Reef exhibit, from the concept phase to the development of animal care plans. Recommended for ages 8+. RSVP required.
Shady Characters: The Secret Life of Ferns
with Dr. Nathalie Nagalingum
Wednesday, March 28, 2:30 pm
In some cultures, fern spores are thought to hold the secret to invisibility. Before you disappear, however, don't miss Dr. Nagalingum's lecture on the science and folklore of these ancient and mystical plants. Recommended for ages 8+. RSVP required.
The Terrace Members' Brunch
Sundays, 10-11 am
The Terrace Restaurant
Enjoy a delicious start to Members' Month! Visit the West Garden for fresh air, a special menu of La Boulangerie pastries and quiches for purchase, and a complimentary mimosa or orange juice to jump-start your museum day. No reservations necessary.
Life on the Coral Reef: Insights and Innovations
Sundays, 10 am & 1 pm; Tuesdays, 9:30 am
Meet at Information Desk
This docent walk takes you behind the scenes to explore the amazing discoveries and new conservation solutions developed by Academy scientists working to restore coral reefs.
Stories of the Solar System
Tuesdays, 9:30 am; Sundays, 10:30 am
How did our Solar System form and where do we look for evidence of its earliest days? Blast off into fascinating space mysteries in this new members-only show.
Great for Kids
Sunday, March 4 & 18, 10:45 am
Discover what biologists feed our 22-year-old albino alligator for breakfast. Questions encouraged!
Sunday, March 11 & 25, 10:45 am
Chomp, chomp! Meet our biologists for an up-close lagoon feeding with the Academy’s stingrays and bony fish.
Colors of Spanish Storytime
Tuesday, March 13 & 27, 9 am
Join Guadalupe of Colors of Spanish for an ocean-themed (March 13) or spring-themed (March 27) Spanish storytime. Enjoy song, stories, music, and movement as you start your littlest ones on the path to bilingualism! For 1-5 years with parental supervision.
Under the Sea Storytime
Monday-Friday, March 15-30, 10 am
Small fries will love readings of Marianne Burke’s Over in the Ocean in a Coral Reef, featuring puppet friends and plenty of audience interaction.
*New Member General Admission Ticket Offer Details: Join by April 30, 2018, and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Teacher and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.