The Academy is a living institution, made special—and continuously changed by—the people who get involved. From members and donors to interns and volunteers, our mission depends on you.

Join a growing community of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to supporting the Academy’s mission by volunteering time, donating valuable resources, and contributing brain power.

Become a Member


Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await. Membership benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive member hours.

Overhead view of the Rainforests of the World dome.

Support the Academy

Take your involvement to the next level. The deeper your engagement, the closer you get—and the greater your impact. Your contribution helps to deepen the impact of our efforts to study the natural world, train the next generation of scientists, and protect threatened organisms and habitats. 

Young girl using a microscope


Engage with a community of science lovers while picking up new skills and knowledge. From helping visitors explore and understand our exhibits, to preparing specimens in our research collections—even diving in our aquarium tanks!—there's a volunteer opportunity to match nearly any interest.


You give. She gets.
The best way to celebrate 10 years of the New Academy? Help her get her hands dirty. Thanks for supporting scientific breakthroughs at the touch tank—and around the world.