• A group of guests looking at the California Coast exhibit
  • A group of Hive members pose on Angel Island with San Francisco skyline in background
  • Hive members look into a giant telescope
  • Guests dance to DJ during Party After Dark in the Academy Piazza
  • A man and a woman enjoy the Color of Life exhibit at the Academy

Effective July 1, 2023: The Hive membership program will be discontinued. We thank our Hive members for your support of the California Academy of Sciences. We hope that you will continue your enthusiasm and championing of our mission to regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration.

Science + social doesn’t end here. As a thank you and acknowledgment of your support, Hive members will continue to receive Friends Circle benefits ($1,500 level) through December 31, 2023, as well as one VIP ticket to Party After Dark 2024.

For more questions or concerns, please email hive@calacademy.org.

Hive Benefits through December 31, 2023

Hive members will receive Friends Circle benefits at the $1500 level which include all member benefits, plus:

Museum access

  • Complimentary admission for up to 6 adults and accompanying children (17 and younger) 
  • Express entry throughout the building (see map)
  • Complimentary admission to NightLife (21+ with ID) for up to 6 adults
  • Personal assistance with live phone support
  • Optional admission card for a caregiver
  • Complimentary locker usage

Events and programs

  • Invitation to the Friends Family Breakfast, our annual holiday celebration
  • Invitation to the Annual Academy Open House featuring scientists and curators
  • Invitation to exhibit and planetarium show premieres
  • Invitation to Member Nights
  • Access to Members' Month programming
  • Subscription to Donor eNews
  • Please note: We will honor your complimentary VIP Party After Dark ticket(s) for April 18, 2024. If you were an active Hive member as of June 30, 2023, you will receive an email on how to redeem your VIP Party After Dark ticket.

Complimentary passes

  • 4 Daytime Admission passes to share
  • 4 NightLife passes to share
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Thank You

Our deepest thanks go to the generous donors who support the Academy’s work and ensure its future. We couldn’t do it without you.