Dazzling blue butterflies against an orange background

This October, it's all about you. From macaw meet-and-greets to mind-expanding member talks to al fresco Sunday mimosas, we're excited to honor the people who make the Academy's mission possible: our members. Thank you for your support—and we look forward to celebrating you all month long!


Members' Month Specials

Spotted orange newt on mossy rock

Extra Savings for Members
All October

Enjoy 20% off at the Academy’s retail stores and photo desk all month long! Plus, when you make a purchase during Members’ Month, you’ll receive a Member Hopper Card for an extra 20% off purchases made between November 21 and January 5, 2020. Need a refresher on your benefits? Click here.

Mimosas and oranges on a table

The Terrace Members' Brunch
Sundays in October
10–11 am

Visit the Terrace Restaurant in the West Garden for a complimentary mimosa or orange juice and purchase an assortment of fresh pastries for a yummy jump-start to your day at the museum. No reservations necessary.


Exclusive Programs, Docent Walks, & Member Talks

Our Member Talks and Docent Walks are sold out! You can add your name to the waitlist by clicking the link below each event description. We apologize for the inconvenience!
Stingrays swimming in Reef Lagoon

Lagoon Feedings
Sunday, October 6 and 20
10:45 am
Reef Lagoon

Chomp, chomp! Meet our aquarium biologists for an up-close feeding demonstration with the Academy’s elegant (and hungry) stingrays.

No RSVP necessary.

2 colorful macaws preening each other

Members & Macaws
Sunday, October 13 and 27
10:45 am
Osher Rainforest

Meet our marvelous macaws! Learn all about the rainforest's most colorful characters from the Academy biologists who care for them everyday.

No RSVP necessary, but space is limited!


A docent explains the Academy's engineering marvels to a group of members

SOLD OUT! Docent Walk: Pumps & Pipes
October 8, 15, 22, and 29
9-10 am
Meet in Front Lobby

Join this volunteer-led walking tour of the unique engineering elements that keep the Academy running—and make us a leader in sustainability.

Twilight zone corals fluoresce under UV light

SOLD OUT! Member Talk: Exploration and Ecology of Twilight Zone Fishes
October 7
2-3 pm
Classroom North

Take a deep-dive into the Twilight Zone with icthyology graduate student Tyler Phelps and hear about the Academy's latest discoveries from this mysterious marine realm.

Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, Academy Director of Sustainability

SOLD OUT! Member Talk: Talking Trash with Dr. Elizabeth Bagley and Recology
October 14
1-2 pm
Classroom North

Hear from Dr. Elizabeth Bagley, the Academy’s Director of Sustainability, and Eric Ahnmark, Recology’s Sustainability Program Manager, on how we can move ourselves—and our planet—toward a circular, zero-waste economy.

Aeolid nudibranch

SOLD OUT! Member Talk: Slug Thieves: Nematocyst Sequestration in Aeolid Nudibranchs
October 21
2:30-3:30 pm
Classroom North

Learn about the unique predator-prey relationship between nudibranchs (sea slugs) and cnidarians (jellyfish) in this talk by marine biology graduate student Lisa Paggeot.

Special Offer 9/1-10/31/19 details

*Join or renew by October 31, 2019, and receive up to 3 complimentary Daytime Admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, 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 1 year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Pick up tickets at the Service Desk. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.