Must See Exhibits for Kids

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

Take a kinetic journey through seismic phenomena and explore how they fit into Earth's geologic history.

The perfect combination of play space, reading room, and activities area for our smallest visitors.

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

Happening Today

Adults, Kids, Members - Philippine Coral Reef
11:30 am, 2:30 pm
Kids - Coat Check
10:00 am
Adults, Kids - Piazza
1:30 pm
Kids, Members - African Hall
10:30 am, 3:00 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
4:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
12:30 pm, 2:30 pm
Adults, Educators, Scientists, Kids, Members - Planetarium
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm
Kids - Science Today Station
10:00 am

Upcoming Events

Fri. Sep. 22nd at 11:30 am, 2:30 pm

Watch as a diver plunges into one of the world's deepest living coral reef tanks.

Sat. Oct. 28th at 10:30 am

Meet our African penguin colony and get your questions answered by one of our Academy biologists.

Fri. Sep. 22nd at 10:00 am

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

Fri. Sep. 22nd at 1:30 pm

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

Sat. Sep. 23rd at 10:00 am

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

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.