Members Month

March Members Month is over, but October Members Month is around the corner.
This page will be updated with October's events later this summer.   

March is blooming with spring flowers and endless thanks for your support. Members keep the Academy doors open— and support our mission to explore, explain and sustain life. Visit during March to experience exclusive animal feedings, talks with our scientists, special programs, deeper store discounts and Academy restaurant offers, and much more.

March Highlights
Photo: Tim Wong

Member Preview: Rainforest Refresh
Thursday, March 2, all day

Kick off Members’ Month with an exclusive members preview of exciting, butterfly-packed updates to the Academy's four-story rainforest! No reservations necessary.


Butterfly Action Heroes
Sundays, 10:15 am
Science Today Station
April 2 – May 18

Want to be a hero for your neighborhood butterflies? Join us to learn simple tips for supporting your favorite free-flying pollinators. 


Chasing Shadows
Tuesdays, 9:30 am; Sundays, 10:30 am
Morrison Planetarium

Ever marvel at a mind-bending eclipse? Unravel these celestial spectacles with Planetarium presenters, and discover the history, mystery, and excitement behind these special events. Beginning March 5.

Claude; Photo: Kat Whitney

Claude Feedings
Sunday, March 5 and 19, 10:15 am

Discover what biologists feed our just-turned-21-year-old albino alligator for breakfast. Questions encouraged!

No RSVPs necessary.

Hubbles Hits

Hubble’s Hits
Daily (check the Daily Calendar for showtimes)
​Hohfeld Hall
Through May 18

Dive into one of the most successful missions ever to blast off! Marvel at breathtaking images of our universe and the star-studded stories behind them in this live, 15-minute program. 

Butterfly, illustrated

Docent Walk: Zooming in on Pollinators
​Tuesdays, 9:30 am; Sundays, 10 am and 1 pm
Living Roof

​Join our docents (and a slew of state-of-the-art cameras) to marvel at the amazing microscopic details of pollinators on our living roof, and enjoy an exclusive peek into one of the largest and most exquisite butterfly collections in the world!

Free for members; space is limited. Sign up at the Information Desk in the front lobby.

Rays in the Philippine Mangrove Lagoon

Ray Feedings
Sunday, March 12 and 26; 10:15 am
Shark Lagoon

Chomp, chomp! Meet our biologists for an up-close lagoon feeding with the Academy’s sharks and rays. A short Q&A session with our biologists will follow the feeding.

No RSVPs necessary.

Pierre the Penguin

Storytime at the Academy
​Tuesday, March 7 at 3:15pm
Science Today Station

Join us for storytime with San Francisco Public Librarian Pauline Harris. Pauline will read from a selection of children’s books, including Pierre the Penguin, available for purchase in the Academy Store.

The Wasp that Brainwashed the Caterpillar

Member Talk: The Wasp That Brainwashed the Caterpillar
Wednesday, March 8, 3 pm
The Forum

Join us for special event with Wired science writer Matt Simon as he discusses the fascinating exploration of the awe-inspiring, unsettling ingenuity of evolution.


Colors of Spanish
Wednesday, March 22, 3:15 pm
Science Today Station

Join Guadalupe of Colors of Spanish for an interactive winter-themed Spanish storytime and have fun with this combination of song, stories, music & movement as you introduce your littlest ones to the path to bilingualism! For 1-5 years with parents; siblings welcome!

The Terrace

The Terrace Members’ Brunch
Sundays in March, 10–11 am

Brunch is back! Visit the West Garden for sunshine, assorted quiches and pastries, and a delicious complimentary mimosa.

No reservations necessary.

*General Admission Ticket Offer Details

Join or renew by March 31, 2017 and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Teacher and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.

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Members Month Offers RR

Shopping & Dining

A couple more ways to show our appreciation for members this March:

Academy Stores: Get 20% off all store merchandise

Brunch and Mimosas at The Terrace: Brunch is back! Visit the West Garden for sunshine, assorted quiches and pastries, and a delicious complimentary mimosa.