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.

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.   

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.