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A gift membership is the perfect gift for science-lovers.

Treat loved ones to a year of adventure.

A membership to the Academy makes the perfect gift for the special science-loving people in your life, while supporting our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

Gift Memberships

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If you know your gift recipient’s email address, we’ll deliver the membership gift for you. Or, if you prefer, we will send the membership gift to your email address to print out and present to the recipient personally.

Email confirmations will take 1-2 business days to process. We do not send gift memberships through the mail.


Member Benefits

Unlimited Daily Admission**

  • Member Hours: Sunday 10-11 am and Tuesday 8:30-9:30 am
  • Members-only entrance

Members-Only Events and Programs

  • Invitations to free exhibit previews
  • Penguin Feedings and Family Nature Crafts
  • Planetarium member passes and shows
  • Subscription to Academy Member eNews and LIVE publication


  • 10% discount on shopping, dining, and more
  • Up to 20% off on tours, lectures, sleepovers, and NightLife

​**Community Value membership includes 220+ days of Academy access per year.