Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Individual
Member Price: 
109
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Unlimited daily admission
Benefit Description: 
Enjoy priority admission in our members-only entrance, 365 days a year, plus members-only hours every Tue (8:30-9:30 am) and Sun (10-11 am).
Benefit Name: 
Exclusive events & programs
Benefit Description: 
Members-only Planetarium passes, animal feedings, exhibit previews, and more.
Benefit Name: 
Shopping & dining discounts
Benefit Description: 
20% off tours, sleepovers, NightLife, and lectures; 10% off shopping, dining, birthday parties.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult only
Benefit Description: 
Individual members receive one personalized membership card.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for member’s children ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$6.50/month + $37.50 down
Benefit Description: 
Individual memberships are $6.50/month after a one-time down payment of $37.50 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax-deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Individual Plus
Member Price: 
149
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Individual benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual-level benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult
Benefit Description: 
Individual Plus members receive one personalized membership card.
Benefit Name: 
1 guest
Benefit Description: 
Guest must be accompanied by the membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for member’s children ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$10/month + $39 down
Benefit Description: 
Individual Plus memberships are $10/month after a one-time down payment of $39 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Family
Member Price: 
249
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Indiv. Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Family-level members receive 2 membership cards for 1 adult entry each.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$17/month + $62 deposit
Benefit Description: 
Family memberships are $17/month after a one-time down payment of $62 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
1
Member Type: 
Family Plus
Member Price: 
299
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Family benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Family benefits.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Family Plus members receive 2 membership cards for 1 adult entry each.
Benefit Name: 
2 guests
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$20/month + $79 down
Benefit Description: 
Family Plus memberships are $20/month after a one-time down payment of $79 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Senior
Member Price: 
99
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Indiv. Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult (age 65+)
Benefit Description: 
Senior members receive 1 membership card.
Benefit Name: 
1 guest
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for the members’ children or grandchildren ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$6/month + $33 down
Benefit Description: 
Senior memberships are $6/month after a one-time down payment of $33 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Community Value
Member Price: 
129
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
230+ free days a year
Benefit Description: 
CV members enjoy free entry Sun-Fri during non-holiday & non-peak periods (230+ days/year). Visit calacademy.org/communityvalue for details.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Community Value members receive 2 membership cards.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 & under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for the members’ children or grandchildren ages 17 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$5.46/month + $69 down
Benefit Description: 
Community Value memberships are $5.46/month after a one-time down payment of $69 w/ an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
The Hive
Member Price: 
350
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Ticket to Party After Dark
Benefit Description: 
Complimentary admission to Party After Dark and other special events.
Benefit Name: 
Unlimited NightLife
Benefit Description: 
Hive members receive unlimited admission to all Academy NightLife events, as well as 4 guest passes per year.
Benefit Name: 
Exclusive monthly events
Benefit Description: 
Hive members are invited to exclusive science-themed networking events each month.
Benefit Name: 
1 or 2 adults ages 21–40
Benefit Description: 
A dual Hive membership ($475) includes all benefits for two cardholders. Cardholders do not have to reside in the same household.
Benefit Name: 
$225 tax deductible
Benefit Description: 
$300 tax deductible for dual Hive membership
Benefit Name: 
$22.73/month + $100 down
Benefit Description: 
Hive memberships are $22.73/month after a one-time deposit of $100 with an annual membership subscription. Dual: $25/month, $200 deposit
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Associate
Member Price: 
500
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Family Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Family Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 Donor event
Benefit Description: 
An invitation to an exclusive Donor event with cocktail reception.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Associate members receive 2 membership cards.
Benefit Name: 
2 guests
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children and grandchildren ages 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$37/month + $93 down
Benefit Description: 
Associate memberships are $37/month after a one-time down payment of $93 with an annual membership subscription. $480 is tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Explorers
Member Price: 
1000
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Become an Academy Friend
Benefit Description: 
As a Friend of the Academy, you’ll receive all member benefits plus exclusive Friend privileges. $828+ of gifts over $1000 is tax-deductible
Benefit Name: 
NightLife and Donor events
Benefit Description: 
Complimentary admission to NightLife every Thursday evening and invitations to year-round special events.
Benefit Name: 
Free passes
Benefit Description: 
Explorers receive 4 guest passes, 4 NightLife passes, and 2 tour passes. May be used when the cardholder isn’t present.
Benefit Name: 
Donor recognition
Benefit Description: 
Friends of the Academy are given special recognition on our Friends of the Academy webpage.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults; 4 guests
Benefit Description: 
Explorers receive 2 membership cards. Guests must be accompanied by an Explorers cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Cardholder’s children and grandchildren ages 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a cardholder.

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