In addition to complimentary admission to the Academy year-round, you’ll enjoy complimentary access to exclusive curated events for members of The Hive, including scientist-led expeditions and excursions, exhibit openings, cocktail parties, lectures, citizen science workshops, and more.
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Experience music, creatures, cocktails, and cutting-edge science every week with complimentary admission to the Academy’s Thursday after hours NightLife events. With a new theme each week, don’t miss popular annual events during SF Beer Week, Outside Lands, Treasure Island Music Festival, SF Sketchfest, and more. Membership to The Hive also includes additional guest passes so you can bring your friends!
Party After Dark
Purchase membership to The Hive and receive a complimentary VIP ticket to San Francisco’s biggest party of the year—Big Bang: Party After Dark. Spilling across the Academy’s multiple indoor and outdoor venues, our flagship event features live bands and DJ sets, photo booths, complimentary bites and open bars, gourmet food trucks, and much more!
Join a community of hip, science-savvy supporters committed to exploration, innovation, and education. Memberships are tax-deductible and help to support the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.
Volunteer & Networking Opportunities
Get access to exclusive networking events and experiences, featuring Academy scientists, Trustees and distinguished Fellows, local and global influencers, and more. Be the first to hear new insights on the next wave of science and sustainability research and education while supporting these important efforts. Get hands-on through volunteer opportunities with local partner organizations.