The Academy is a living institution, made special—and continuously changed by—the people who get involved. From members and donors to interns and volunteers, our mission depends on you.

Join a growing community of individuals, companies, and foundations committed to supporting the Academy’s mission by volunteering time, donating valuable resources, and contributing brain power.

Become a Member

Membership

Visit after visit, new adventures and discoveries await. Membership benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive member hours.

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Overhead view of the Rainforests of the World dome.

Support the Academy

Take your involvement to the next level. The deeper your engagement, the closer you get—and the greater your impact. Your contribution helps to deepen the impact of our efforts to study the natural world, train the next generation of scientists, and protect threatened organisms and habitats. 

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Young girl using a microscope

Volunteer

Engage with a community of science lovers while picking up new skills and knowledge. From helping visitors explore and understand our exhibits, to preparing specimens in our research collections—even diving in our aquarium tanks!—there's a volunteer opportunity to match nearly any interest.

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FY18 SP/SU offer fine print

*Join by April 30, 2018, using promo code FREE and receive up to 3 complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Community Value, Teacher, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.