An Academy membership opens up your world—and helps to protect it. Discover how a diverse community of curious science-lovers can help you activate your passion for the planet.

As a member, there's always something new to explore. Join us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world—all under one living roof.

Watch as a diver plunges into the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world. Explore the layers of a rainforest canopy and the creatures that call it home. Investigate the great mysteries of the cosmos—or the complexities and fragility of our coral reefs—in our suite of planetarium shows.

Learn about what your membership supports.

Please note: The East and West Gardens will be closed from 9-11 am on Sunday, December 8, for a private event. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Silhouetted guests gaze at the colorful California Coast aquarium exhibit

Levels & Benefits

Find the membership level that's right for you. Benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive hours every Sunday and Tuesday morning.

Guests observe a day octopus in Color of Life exhibit


Now it’s even easier to be an Academy member. With an annual membership subscription, you can enjoy automatic, low monthly payments to help you maximize your benefits year after year. 

Members watch Claude the albino alligator

Spread the Science Love!

Give the gift of year-round wonder to friends and family with a gift membership to the Academy.   

Santa Claude tree ornament

Holiday Gift Guide

There's snow place like the Academy for holiday shopping. Browse our top picks for everyone on your list—and remember that members save 10% at the Academy Store!


*Join or renew by January 5, 2020, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.