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Treat your 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.

Please note: Online gift membership purchases are temporarily unavailable. To purchase a gift membership, please call our Contact Center at 415-379-8000 between 8 am–5 pm daily, or visit the Service Desk or ticket window during your next visit to the Academy. Gift cards are available online and are a great alternative!



Membership Benefits

Unlimited Daytime 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 VIP Tours, lectures, sleepovers, and NightLife

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