• A group of guests looking at the California Coast exhibit
  • A group of Hive members pose on Angel Island with San Francisco skyline in background
  • Hive members look into a giant telescope
  • Guests dance to DJ during Party After Dark in the Academy Piazza
  • A man and a woman enjoy the Color of Life exhibit at the Academy

Science + Social. The Hive is the Academy’s exclusive donor group for young philanthropists.

Hive Single ($350) and Double ($475) memberships include unlimited Daytime and NightLife admission, exclusive events, and more. Join, renew, or gift a Hive membership today!

The Hive is where bright minds and big ideas come together. Members of this group are actively supporting and championing real science and the profound effect it has on our modern world. The Hive offers opportunities to connect with the next generation of cultural influencers and get closer to the Academy’s world-class research and exploration.

Hive Membership Levels

Hive Individual Membership ($350)
With subscription plan: $100 down payment; $22.73/month

Includes all benefits listed below, for one cardholder:

  • Unlimited Daytime and NightLife Admission for cardholder
  • Invitation to complimentary, curated activities and events year round
  • Complimentary VIP ticket to Big Bang Party After Dark for cardholder
  • Opportunity to network with interesting people and pioneering thinkers in the tech, art, and science fields
  • Access to Academy’s partners and unique volunteer opportunities in the Bay Area
  • 4 additional NightLife tickets to share with friends
  • Subscription to Hive eNews; up to 20% savings on lectures, tours, NightLife tickets, and dining
  • $225 of your contribution is tax-deductible

Hive Double Membership ($475)
With subscription plan: $200 down payment; $25/month

Fun for two! Includes all Hive single membership benefits for two cardholders. Cardholders do not have to reside in same household.

  • $300 of your contribution is tax-deductible

Hive Benefits

Exclusive Events
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.

See upcoming events.

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.

Hive Events Schedule

Visit our event page for information on all upcoming virtual and in-person events.

Contact Us
Have questions about The Hive? Check out our FAQ page. Still need help? Please get in touch!
(415) 379-8411
Thank You

Our deepest thanks go to the generous donors who support the Academy’s work and ensure its future. We couldn’t do it without you.