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.


Member family posing for the camera at the Academy's outdoor ice rink

Make Your Mark on the Ice!

This winter, members get first dibs on the ice rink every Tuesday (9 – 10 am) and Sunday (10 – 11 am) during Member Hour. Tickets are $10 per person, skate rental included!

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 on Sundays (10-11 am) and Tuesdays (8:30-9:30 am).

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 this holiday season with an Academy membership.   


New Member Offer Fine Print (Nov 2018)

*Join by November 18, 2018, using promo code FREETICKET and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer for new members only. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Community Value, Teacher, 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 one year from date of purchase of new membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.

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.