The Academy is open 365 days a year!
See below for detailed information on museum, holiday, and exhibit hours. For complete know-before-you-go details, including our latest vaccination and masking requirements, please visit our Health & Safety page. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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
Morrison Planetarium showtimes
Multiple showtimes daily; view Daily Calendar for schedule
Reservations are required and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scan the QR code in the lobby to reserve. Please note that planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.
The following exhibits will be temporarily closed for maintenance on the dates indicated. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- East Garden and Wander Woods (August 12-16)
- Osher Rainforest (September 13-14)
- Naturalist Center (September 19-21)
- Morrison Planetarium (September 19-21)
- Curiosity Grove (September 28)
- Shake House earthquake simulator (October 3-7)
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:
- Tickets purchased by at least midnight prior to the visit date will always be less expensive than tickets purchased on the day of your visit. On average, guests who purchase at least three days in advance save $3-5 per ticket or more—and the further in advance you buy, the more you are likely to save!
- Children 2 and under and Academy members always visit for free.
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