The Academy will be open 10 am-3 pm on Thanksgiving Day (11/25) and 9:30 am-6 pm on 11/26-27.
All guests 12+ must provide proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled visit. Learn more
Reservations are required for the planetarium and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. More info
Support the Academy
To regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration, the nonprofit Academy depends on contributions from members, donors, and volunteers. See how your support can help us operate our world-class museum, create transformative educational experiences, and advance biodiversity research.
Our donors make it possible for the Academy to shine as a science leader in California and around the world. Be a partner in our mission and help advance our major initiatives with a gift of $1,500 or more.
Party with a purpose at the Academy's two annual fundraiser events: Spring's Big Bang Gala features inspiring presentations, epic entertainment, and dazzling decor, while fall's SuperNatural is when spirits of all ages are invited to haunt the museum's halls.
Engage with a community of science-lovers while picking up new skills and knowledge. From helping visitors explore and understand our exhibits to diving in our aquarium tanks, there's an exciting volunteer opportunity to match nearly every interest.
Bold missions require bold supporters. Make a gift of any size today.