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Reunite with nearly 40,000 animal favorites, explore two new exhibits, and stoke your curiosity safely with plenty of room to roam. Visit our reopening page to reserve tickets and view important health and safety information.

Members of The Hive enjoy access to exclusive, curated events including scientist-led expeditions and excursions, exhibit openings, cocktail parties, lectures, citizen science workshops, and more.

Spring Forward: A Science Soiree

Spring Forward: A Science Soiree
Thursday, April 22, 2021
Main event: 7-8 pm
Afterparty feat. Chromeo: 8 pm

In one inspiring evening, be transported to Earth’s deepest coral reefs, remote tropical archipelagos, and across California as our scientists and special guests introduce the Academy’s bold new initiatives aimed at fostering a natural world that is healthier, more resilient, and wilder each year.

Along with a unique at-home experience for you and your guests during the main event, you’re also invited to a virtual afterparty immediately following, featuring live musical entertainment by electro-funk innovators Chromeo (DJ set).


Hive Bioblitz

Spring 2021
Hive Bioblitz

Bioblitzes are gatherings of scientists, citizen scientists, land managers, and more, all working together to find and identify as many different species as possible. Join us for the first annual Hive Bioblitz, where members will partner with Academy scientists to help provide invaluable data for researchers. 

Big Bang Party After Dark

Big Bang: Party After Dark

Hive members enjoy countless events, including complimentary tickets to the Bay's biggest bash of the year - Big Bang: Party After Dark ($175 ticket value). Hive members receive access to the VIP lounge.


2021 Hive Events

  • February 11: Virtual Event: Behind-the-scenes with Penguins

2020 Hive Events

  • January 15: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour
  • February 14: Adult Sleepover at the Academy
  • March 21: BioBlitz - canceled
  • April 23: Big Bang Party After Dark - canceled
  • May 20: The World's Largest Dinosaurs Exhibit Premiere - canceled
  • July 15: Virtual Event - Behind the Scenes Animal Care

2019 Hive Events

  • January 26: Volunteer Day with The Presidio Trust
  • February 20: Movie Night in Morrison Planetarium 
  • March 21: Behind-the-Scenes Collections Tour
  • April 25: Big Bang: Party After Dark
  • May 11: Sugarloaf Observatory Star Party
  • June 12: Exhibit Premiere of Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity
  • July 9: Summer of the Arts & Sciences
  • August 28: Corporate Greening: Building Sustainable Companies
  • September 21: California Coastal Cleanup Day
  • October 31: 5th Annual Halloween NightLife Private Lounge
  • December 17: Winter Member Night

2018 Hive Events

  • January 20: Planting Party with Sloat Garden Center
  • February 15: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Academy Collections
  • March 27: Hive Movie Night in Morrison Planetarium
  • April 21: Lands End Coastal Nature Walk
  • May 10: Big Bang: Party After Dark
  • June 12: Giants of Land and Sea Exhibit Premiere
  • June 26: Summer of the Arts & Science
  • July 21: Volunteer Outing with Friends of the Urban Forest
  • August 23: Pub Trivia Night
  • September 22: St. George Spirits Tasting and Tour
  • October 25: 4th Annual Halloween NightLife Private Lounge
  • November 10: Tour of Golden Gate Park
  • December 11: Academy Member Holiday Night

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