Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Individual
Member Price: 
109
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Unlimited daily admission
Benefit Description: 
Enjoy priority admission in our members-only entrance, 365 days a year, plus members-only hours every Tue (8:30-9:30 am) and Sun (10-11 am).
Benefit Name: 
Exclusive events & programs
Benefit Description: 
Members-only Planetarium passes, animal feedings, exhibit previews, and more.
Benefit Name: 
Shopping & dining discounts
Benefit Description: 
20% off tours, sleepovers, NightLife, and lectures; 10% off shopping, dining, birthday parties.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult only
Benefit Description: 
Individual members receive one personalized membership card.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for member’s children ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$6.50/month + $37.50 down
Benefit Description: 
Individual memberships are $6.50/month after a one-time down payment of $37.50 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax-deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Individual Plus
Member Price: 
149
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Individual benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual-level benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult
Benefit Description: 
Individual Plus members receive one personalized membership card.
Benefit Name: 
1 guest
Benefit Description: 
Guest must be accompanied by the membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for member’s children ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$10/month + $39 down
Benefit Description: 
Individual Plus memberships are $10/month after a one-time down payment of $39 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Family
Member Price: 
249
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Indiv. Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Family-level members receive 2 membership cards for 1 adult entry each.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$17/month + $62 deposit
Benefit Description: 
Family memberships are $17/month after a one-time down payment of $62 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
1
Member Type: 
Family Plus
Member Price: 
299
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Family benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Family benefits.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Family Plus members receive 2 membership cards for 1 adult entry each.
Benefit Name: 
2 guests
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$20/month + $79 down
Benefit Description: 
Family Plus memberships are $20/month after a one-time down payment of $79 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Senior
Member Price: 
99
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Indiv. Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Individual Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 adult (age 65+)
Benefit Description: 
Senior members receive 1 membership card.
Benefit Name: 
1 guest
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 3 and under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for the members’ children or grandchildren ages 3 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$6/month + $33 down
Benefit Description: 
Senior memberships are $6/month after a one-time down payment of $33 with an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Community Value
Member Price: 
129
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
230+ free days a year
Benefit Description: 
CV members enjoy free entry Sun-Fri during non-holiday & non-peak periods (230+ days/year). Visit calacademy.org/communityvalue for details.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Community Value members receive 2 membership cards.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 & under
Benefit Description: 
Admission included for the members’ children or grandchildren ages 17 and under.
Benefit Name: 
$5.46/month + $69 down
Benefit Description: 
Community Value memberships are $5.46/month after a one-time down payment of $69 w/ an annual membership subscription. Fully tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
The Hive
Member Price: 
350
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Ticket to Party After Dark
Benefit Description: 
Complimentary admission to Party After Dark and other special events.
Benefit Name: 
Unlimited NightLife
Benefit Description: 
Hive members receive unlimited admission to all Academy NightLife events, as well as 4 guest passes per year.
Benefit Name: 
Exclusive monthly events
Benefit Description: 
Hive members are invited to exclusive science-themed networking events each month.
Benefit Name: 
1 or 2 adults ages 21–40
Benefit Description: 
A dual Hive membership ($475) includes all benefits for two cardholders. Cardholders do not have to reside in the same household.
Benefit Name: 
$225 tax deductible
Benefit Description: 
$300 tax deductible for dual Hive membership
Benefit Name: 
$22.73/month + $100 down
Benefit Description: 
Hive memberships are $22.73/month after a one-time deposit of $100 with an annual membership subscription. Dual: $25/month, $200 deposit
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Associate
Member Price: 
500
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
All Family Plus benefits
Benefit Description: 
This membership level includes all Family Plus benefits.
Benefit Name: 
1 Donor event
Benefit Description: 
An invitation to an exclusive Donor event with cocktail reception.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults
Benefit Description: 
Associate members receive 2 membership cards.
Benefit Name: 
2 guests
Benefit Description: 
Guests must be accompanied by a membership cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Members' children and grandchildren ages 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a named cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
$37/month + $93 down
Benefit Description: 
Associate memberships are $37/month after a one-time down payment of $93 with an annual membership subscription. $480 is tax deductible.
Best Deal: 
0
Member Type: 
Explorers
Member Price: 
1000
Duration: 
Annually
Member Benefits: 
Benefit Name: 
Become an Academy Friend
Benefit Description: 
As a Friend of the Academy, you’ll receive all member benefits plus exclusive Friend privileges. $828+ of gifts over $1000 is tax-deductible
Benefit Name: 
NightLife and Donor events
Benefit Description: 
Complimentary admission to NightLife every Thursday evening and invitations to year-round special events.
Benefit Name: 
Free passes
Benefit Description: 
Explorers receive 4 guest passes, 4 NightLife passes, and 2 tour passes. May be used when the cardholder isn’t present.
Benefit Name: 
Donor recognition
Benefit Description: 
Friends of the Academy are given special recognition on our Friends of the Academy webpage.
Benefit Name: 
2 adults; 4 guests
Benefit Description: 
Explorers receive 2 membership cards. Guests must be accompanied by an Explorers cardholder.
Benefit Name: 
Children 17 and under
Benefit Description: 
Cardholder’s children and grandchildren ages 17 and under may visit when accompanied by a cardholder.

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*Special offer details: Purchase or renew an Academy membership by January 8, 2018, and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Community Value, Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). 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.