55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
Regular Hours:


9:30 am – 5:00 pm


11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:


8:30 – 9:30 am


10:00 – 11:00 am

Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking and traffic in Golden Gate Park will be congested the weekend of Oct. 3–5. Save $3 on Academy admission when you take public transportation.


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The new Academy will not only be a museum for the 21st century and an icon for green building technology but a leading voice in the global effort to preserve natural habitats, prevent the loss of species and protect essential natural resources.

Leadership by Example


The Academy is hoping to inspire both individuals and organizations. Read the Academy's newly issued statement on sustainability, sit in on an interview with Executive Director, Dr. Greg Farrington, or take a closer look at the Academy's green policies and practices.

Academy Statement on Sustainability »

An interview with Academy head, Dr. Greg Farrington »

Academy Green Practices »

Connect with Others


The power to make a difference is magnified exponentially when mission-driven individuals and organizations work in concert to affect change. What better way to connect with others, to share ideas and to mobilize collectively, than via the internet. There's already a strong network of individuals and groups worth knowing about.

Learn more about our network »

Share Your Ideas


Share Your Ideas

We invite you to share your ideas for protecting the planet. Post a statement, draw a picture, or record a video! You can also browse and rate ideas submitted by others.

Sustainability Made Simple


The problems may seem overwhelming but there are easy steps that you can take to help achieve a sustainable future.  Get started today with the Academy’s new Sustainability Made Simple card.

Download now »

Seafood Watch


This guide contains the latest information on sustainable seafood choices available on the West Coast of the U.S.

Download Seafood Watch »

Sustainable Architecture


The Academy is already considered a masterpiece in 21st century architecture. Take a closer look at the building's Sustainable Design or take a walk up on the Living Roof.

Academy Research


Academy scientists play a critical role in expanding our understanding of the planet, helping to preserve its biodiversity and sustainability.

Learn more »