See how the world's greenest museum works as you spend an hour behind the scenes learning more about the institution’s 160-year history and what it takes to house nearly 46 million specimens.
On your tour, you'll visit the research collections and private gem vault—not on view to the public—and develop an appreciation for our vast library of life, which includes amazing specimens from our ichthyology (fish), entomology (insects), and ornithology (birds) departments.
VIP Tour perks:
One-hour guided tour
Express entry into the museum, Osher Rainforest, and earthquake simulator
Reserved space in the planetarium
10% discount at Academy stores and restaurants
Please note: Guests must be age 8 or older to participate, and guests between the ages of 8 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. Each tour is limited to 14 guests. Daytime Admission ticket required for public entry into the museum.