The Academy is open daily
Please view the important information below and explore our reopening page to reserve tickets, view health and safety information, and browse an extensive FAQ. We hope to see you soon!
The Academy is open 365 days a year. Please note that all guests, including members, must reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance as walkup sales are not available. Reservations are also required for Morrison Planetarium: Please scan the QR code in the lobby with your smartphone as soon as you arrive to make a reservation.
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-5 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday NightLife (21+ with ID): 6-10 pm
Last daytime entry at 4 pm
Tuesday: 8:30-9:30 am
Sunday: 10-11 am
Osher Rainforest hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 am-4:45 pm
Sunday: 11 am-4:45 pm
Thursday NightLife (21+ with ID): 6-7:45 pm
Due to the sleep schedules of its animal residents, Osher Rainforest opens a little later and closes a little earlier than the rest of the museum.
Morrison Planetarium showtimes (reservations required)
Multiple showtimes daily; view Daily Calendar for schedule
Please note that capacity is limited and reservations are required to attend a planetarium show. Scan the QR code in the lobby as soon as you arrive to reserve a showtime. Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.
Admission and ticketing
Daytime Admission tickets include access to everything at the Academy, all for one price. Here are a few important things to note about admission:
- All guests, including members and donors, must reserve timed-entry tickets in advance of their visit. With the exception of EBT, WIC, Lifeline Pass, and Medi-Cal cardholders, walkup sales will not be available to minimize face-to-face interaction with staff.
- Ticket prices vary by date, entry time, and age group. Save up to $5 per ticket and enjoy the greatest selection of entry times when you reserve your tickets at least 1 day in advance.
- Children 2 and under and Academy members always visit for free.
- Some exhibits, including Naturalist Center, Curiosity Grove, and Discovery Tidepool, will remain temporarily closed for your safety.
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