Must See Exhibits for Kids

Get hands-on at the Naturalist Center with real specimens, hundreds of books and films, and interactive games.

Take a kinetic journey through seismic phenomena and explore how they fit into Earth's geologic history.

The perfect combination of play space, reading room, and activities area for our smallest visitors.

Get up close and personal with the coastal creatures that call California tidepools home.

Happening Today

Adults, Kids, Members - Philippine Coral Reef
11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Kids - Coat Check
10:00 am
Adults, Kids - Piazza
1:30 pm
Kids - The Swamp
10:00 am
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
12:00 pm, 1:30 pm, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
4:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Sun. Apr. 23rd at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm

Watch as a diver plunges into one of the world's deepest living coral reef tanks.

Sun. Apr. 23rd at 10:00 am

Become a scientist for a day by checking out a field science backpack full of tools and activities.

Sun. Apr. 23rd at 1:30 pm

Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.

Tue. Apr. 25th at 10:15 am

Toddlers and their caregivers learn about new animals during hands-on activities.

Mon. Apr. 24th at 10:15 am

Hands-on programs for children ages 3 - 5 years old.

Parent Tips RR

Parent Tips

Indoor and outdoor picnic locations (bring your own food or purchase ours), stroller parking, family restrooms, and more. We do everything we can to make your visit fun and easy.