The Academy is open daily! Please note that weekends, holidays, and NightLife often sell out early. Please reserve your tickets as far in advance as possible for the greatest availability.

  • Reservations are required for the planetarium, rainforest, and Shake House, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Planetarium capacity is limited to 50 guests per show. Please scan the QR code in the lobby as soon as you arrive for the greatest selection of available entry times.
  • All guests, including members and donors, must reserve timed-entry tickets online in advance.
  • Tickets are valid only for the date and entry time selected.
  • All guests must complete a health self-screening before entering the museum.
  • Masks are required for all guests ages 3 and up.
  • Some exhibits and spaces, including Curiosity Grove and Discovery Tidepool, remain temporarily closed.

For complete health and safety information, exhibit updates, and FAQs, please visit We look forward to seeing you soon!

Need help? Email or call 415-379-8000 between 8 am–5 pm daily.