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What could be a better gift than a full year of adventure?

Treat loved ones to a year of adventure

Knock your holiday shopping out of the park with an Academy gift membership and we’ll include a limited edition art print as an added bonus. A membership to the Academy makes the perfect gift for the special science-loving people in your life.

Every gift supports our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

Personalized Gift Memberships
Closeup of a Moorish idol fish.

Personalized Gift Memberships arrive with Academy membership card(s) printed with the name of the gift recipient. The membership is valid the day the membership is processed—no redemption or activation is required.

New! You may sign up for our Membership Payment Plan to purchase a Personalized Gift Membership for as low as $6 a month.

Membership Gift Vouchers
An African Penguin from Tusher African Hall

Gift vouchers allow your loved ones to start their memberships when they're ready. The vouchers are redeemable up to one year after purchase date by mail or in person during the first visit—and the membership period doesn't begin until the voucher is redeemed.

Vouchers can be mailed to you (the purchaser) or to the gift recipient. If you'd like the voucher to be mailed directly to the gift recipient, please indicate their name and address in the shipping section. The voucher will be mailed along with a letter noting the gift purchaser’s name.

Member Benefits

Unlimited Daily Admission

  • Members hours: Sundays 10–11 am and Tuesdays 8:30–9:30 am
  • Members-only entrance

Members-Only Events and Programs

  • Invitations to free exhibit previews
  • Penguin Feedings and Family Nature Crafts
  • Planetarium member passes and shows
  • Subscription to Academy Member eNews and LIVE publication


  • 10% discount on shopping, dining, and more
  • Up to 20% off on tours, lectures, sleepovers, and NightLife

Member Hours RR

Member Hours

Tuesday: 8:30 – 9:30 am
Sunday: 10 – 11 am

Your guest(s) are also welcome during members-only hours—please purchase additional tickets as necessary.