Must See Exhibits for Kids

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

Curiosity Grove is an all-new California forest-themed playspace designed to help young imaginations soar.

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

Happening Today

Kids - Coat Check
10:00 am
Adults, Kids - Science Today Station
1:00 pm
Kids - Piazza
11:00 am
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - Philippine Coral Reef
11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
12:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Mon. Dec. 10th at 10:00 am

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

Mon. Dec. 10th at 1:00 pm

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

Mon. Dec. 10th at 11:00 am

Waddle on over for an interactive program about penguins and their amazing adaptations.

Thu. Dec. 13th at 11:30 am

Watch a "special guest" diver plunge into one of the world’s deepest living coral reef exhibits.

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.