A scuba diver in the Philippine Coral Reef Exhibit during a daily dive show.

Groups of 10 or more paying guests receive discounted tickets when purchasing via a single pre-paid booking.

It’s official: Groups love visiting the Academy. Day or night—and even overnight—we offer a range of engaging and inspiring tours and programs for groups of 10 or more.

The Academy is open every day of the year. See Hours & Admission for holiday hours.

Group Ticket and Tour Prices

Groups of 10 or more paying guests receive discounted tickets when purchasing via a single pre-paid booking.

Discounted General Admission Tickets
$30.56 — Adult (ages 18+, retail price $35.95)
$26.31 — Senior (ages 65+ with ID, retail price $30.95)
$26.31 — Youth (ages 12–17, retail price $30.95)
$26.31 — Student (ages 18+ with student ID, retail price $30.95)
$22.06— Child (ages 4–11, retail price $25.95)
Children ages 3 and under are free

Planetarium, NightLife, and Tours
$5.00 — Planetarium Reservation (daytime shows only)
$12.75 — NightLife (ages 21+, retail price $15.00)
$50.15 — NightLife VIP Tour (ages 21+, retail price $59.00)

Group Visit Guidelines

  • Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more paying guests
  • All group reservations must be made in advance and require pre-payment
  • Member benefits do not apply to group entry
  • The entire group must be fully assembled at the time of entry
  • ​Discounted tickets cannot be applied to the purchase of an Academy Membership on the day of your visit

Reserved Planetarium Seats

Although seats for every planetarium show are available free to visitors on a first-come, first-served basis, groups are given the option to pre-reserve show tickets for an additional fee of $5 per person. Reservations available for daytime planetarium shows only.

Please note that children 3 and under are not permitted in planetarium shows.

Pre-Paid Dining Options

Step out of the box and taste the difference. Handcrafted at the Academy Café with locally sourced ingredients, boxed lunches or dining gift cards are great for groups on tight schedules and for trip planners who want to pay for everyone's meals with one form of payment.

Senior Admission Package

Groups of 10 or more seniors (age 65+) can enjoy an exclusive admission package at the Academy. The package includes a discounted general admission rate and reserved planetarium seating. Please allow seven (7) business days for processing.

Contact us:
(415) 379-8470

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Academy Sleepovers

Academy Sleepovers

Want to do something extra special? Bring your kids to a Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover to curl up alongside our animals! Tickets for event dates through June 2017 are now on sale.


Kids at our Philippine Coral Reef Exhibit during a Penguins and Pajamas sleepover