Guests silhouetted in front of the California Coast exhibit with scuba diver

Your nonprofit organization can request 4 free Daytime Admission tickets per year for fundraising efforts!

To request admission to the Academy for a fundraising event hosted by your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, please complete the request form by clicking on the link below. In an effort to be more sustainable, donation requests can only be submitted online. If approved, the tickets will be emailed to you within 4 weeks.

We appreciate your support of our mission—and wish you luck with your event!

The maximum donation available to each organization is four Daytime Admission tickets per year. California Academy of Sciences tickets are not for resale. Specialty tours, special events, memberships, and other Academy products are not available as part of our donation program. We regret that requests submitted with less than four weeks’ notice may be declined.


Frequently Asked Questions

When do the donation tickets expire? 
The tickets are good for one year from the date of the event listed on the application. Tickets cannot be extended if not used by the expiration date.

Can the tickets be used towards a membership, tour, or other event? 
As these tickets were issued for free they cannot be applied to any upgrades.

The fundraising event is for a for-profit organization, can I still get tickets? 
Sorry, we do not donate tickets non-501(c)(3) organizations.

May I give these tickets as a gift? 
The tickets are donated for fundraising efforts so they must be associated with a fundraising event.