• Lush rolling hills with open skylights on the Academy's Living Roof
    Adventure off the beaten track atop our lush Living Roof.
  • View of the 4-story glass dome of Academy's Osher Rainforest
    Enjoy priority access into the four-story indoor rainforest.
  • Tour guests atop the Living Roof
    See science in action and learn why whale bones are on the Living Roof.
  • Guests in sleeping bags in front of Philippine Coral Reef exhibit during Academy sleepover
    Explore the exhibits after hours at a Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover.
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Please note: The Academy is temporarily closed to the public, effective Sunday, November 29, 2020.

We regret the inconvenience and look forward to welcoming you back when it's safe to do so.

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VIP Tour

Colorful wildflowers on the Academy's Living Roof

Explore the secrets of the world’s greenest museum on a guided VIP tour. Celebrate science and seasonal blooms with an exclusive stroll out on the Living Roof.

  • 45 minute guided tour
  • Tours depart daily at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, and 3:30 pm
  • For ages 3 and up
  • VIP express entrance to Osher Rainforest and earthquake simulator
  • Includes 10% off shopping and dining
  • $24.95 per guest ($19.95 members)
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Birthday Parties

Illustration of Claude the albino alligator in headphones

Celebrate Academy-style with one of four customizable parties for children ages 1-12—including our new virtual birthday party package!

  • Decorated party room or Zoom room
  • Sweet treats and party favors
  • Gift for birthday child
  • Guided activities
  • Party host
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Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers

A family gets cozy for the night in front of a gigantic aquarium exhibit.

Sleepovers are on hold until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back in 2021!

Slumber like a sea cucumber during a family-friendly overnight stay—and find out what 40,000 live animals get into after-hours.

Includes:

  • Overnight stay in one of our iconic exhibits
  • Special programs and late-night planetarium shows
  • Evening snack and hot breakfast
  • Overnight parking and next-day museum admission
  • For ages 5 and up; adult chaperones required
  • $119 (discounts available for members and groups of 10 or more)
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Bringing a Large Group?

Please complete this form if you're bringing a group and we'll follow up with you.