Academy members get more
The support of our membership community helps the Academy thrive. The benefits below are our way of saying thanks.
Make a transformative impact on the Academy with a gift of $1,000 or more: Become a Friend of the Academy or Platinum Circle donor today.
- Unlimited Daytime Admission
Present your personalized membership card and photo ID at our members-only entrance for unlimited* access to an aquarium, planetarium, four-story rainforest, and so much more, all year long.
- Weekly Member Hours
Every Sunday (10–11 am) and Tuesday (8:30–9:30 am), enjoy the calm before the crowds as the Academy opens exclusively for members.
- Invitations to exclusive events and programs
From special planetarium passes and penguin feedings to exhibit previews, member talks, and programs, membership is so much more than free admission.
- Subscription to LIVE
Our colorful seasonal newsletter will help you keep tabs on upcoming exhibits, exclusive member events, and the latest research from Academy scientists.
- Discounts on shopping, dining, and events
20% discount on VIP Tours, Penguins+Pajamas sleepovers, lectures, and NightLife
10% discount on shopping, dining, and birthday parties
- Flexible payment options
With a small deposit and monthly payments starting at just $6, our Annual Membership Subscription plan makes purchasing an Academy membership flexible and easy.
- Tax deductibility
All memberships under $350 are fully tax-deductible. $480 of Associate-level memberships is tax-deductible.
New! Additional caregiver card
We're excited to unveil a new perk for Family Plus, Associate, and Friends-level members: The opportunity to purchase additional caregiver cards for $50 per named caregiver! This is a great option for families with multiple caregivers. For more details, see the "Caregiver Card" section in the Membership FAQ.
*Please note: Community Value membership includes 220+ days of Academy admission every year. Learn more