Must See Exhibits for Kids

Get hands-on at the Naturalist Center with real specimens, hundreds of books and films, and interactive games.

Curiosity Grove is an all-new California forest-themed playspace designed to help young imaginations soar.

Get up close and personal with the coastal creatures that call California tidepools home.

Happening Today

Kids - Coat Check
10:00 am
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
12:30 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - Hohfeld Hall
1:40 pm
Kids - Science Today Station
10:15 am
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
4:30 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - Piazza
12:00 pm, 2:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Fri. Oct. 19th at 10:00 am

Become a scientist for a day by checking out a field science backpack full of tools and activities.

Fri. Nov. 16th at 11:00 am

Waddle on over for an interactive program about penguins and their amazing adaptations.

Sat. Oct. 20th at 10:00 am

Spark creativity with nature-inspired crafts for the whole family.

Sat. Oct. 20th at 10:30 am, 3:00 pm

Learn about our charismatic African penguin colony from an Academy biologist.

Parent Tips RR

Parent Tips

Indoor and outdoor picnic locations (bring your own food or purchase ours), stroller parking, family restrooms, and more. We do everything we can to make your visit fun and easy.