Your support makes a vital difference in our efforts to explore and explain the natural world, and to address the challenges of sustaining life on this planet.

As a member, there's always something new to explore. Join us and rediscover the wonders of the natural world—all under one living roof.

Watch as a diver plunges into the deepest living coral reef exhibit in the world. Explore the layers of a rainforest canopy and the creatures that call it home. Investigate the great mysteries of the cosmos—or the complexities and fragility of our planet’s ecosystems—in our latest planetarium show.

Learn about what your membership supports.

 

 

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Gift Memberships

Be a hero this holiday: Give the gift of unlimited access to the Academy for an entire year.

Purchase a gift membership before 12/12 to ensure delivery in time for the holidays! 

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Levels & Benefits

Find the membership level that's right for you. Benefits include daily, unlimited admission, a members-only entrance, and exclusive hours on Sundays (10-11 am) and Tuesdays (8:30-9:30 am).

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Low Monthly Payments

Now it’s even easier to be an Academy member—subscribe! With ongoing low monthly payments, you can keep your membership active from month-to-month and come as often as you like.

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New Membership Level

Introducing Community Value membership: A smart, affordable choice for families with flexible schedules, offering 230+ days of Academy access for just $129 a year.

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