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

Adults, Kids - Piazza
11:00 am
Adults, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
10:45 am
Adults, Kids - Science Today Station
1:00 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - Philippine Coral Reef
11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Adults, Kids, Members - Naturalist Center
12:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Kids, Members - Science Today Station
12:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:15 am, 12:45 pm, 2:15 pm, 3:45 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
4:30 pm

Upcoming Events

Sun. Jan. 20th at 11:00 am

Help a clueless detective character find the identity of a skull during this interactive theater program.

Mon. Jan. 21st at 10:00 am

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

Sun. Jan. 20th at 10:45 am

Did you know that 38,000 animals call the Academy home? Join us to learn about the mystery animal of the day.

Sun. Jan. 20th at 1:00 pm

Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.

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.