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 Earth's seismic phenomena and eons of geologic history. Exhibit closes March 4.

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
Kids - The Swamp
10:00 am
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
Kids - Naturalist Center
12:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Forum Theater
11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - East Garden
2:00 pm
Adults, Kids - Planetarium
1:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids - Planetarium
11:15 am, 12:00 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:00 pm, 3:45 pm

Upcoming Events

Sun. Jun. 24th at 10:00 am

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

Sun. Jun. 24th at 10:00 am

Spark creativity with nature-inspired crafts for the whole family.

Sun. Jun. 24th at 10:30 am, 3:00 pm

Learn about our (hungry!) African penguin colony from an Academy biologist. 10:30 am & 3 pm daily.

Wed. Jul. 25th at 12:30 pm

Join us at Science Today Station for an interactive puppet show.

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.