Your support makes a vital difference in our efforts to explore and explain the natural world, and to address the challenges of sustaining life on this planet.

As a member, there's always something new to explore. Join us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world—all under one living roof.

Watch as a diver plunges into the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world. Explore the layers of a rainforest canopy and the creatures that call it home. Investigate the great mysteries of the cosmos—or the complexities and fragility of our planet’s ecosystems—in our latest planetarium show.

Learn about what your membership supports.



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Limited-Time Offer!

Join today and receive free general admission ticket(s)! Use promo code free.*

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Levels & Benefits

Find the membership level that's right for you. Benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive hours on Sundays (10-11 am) and Tuesdays (8:30-9:30 am).

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Low Monthly Payments

Now it’s even easier to be an Academy member—subscribe! With ongoing low monthly payments, you can keep your membership active from month-to-month and come as often as you like.

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*Limited-Time Offer Details

Join by June 30, 2018, and receive up to three complimentary general 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 one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.