The Academy is open 365 days a year!
See below for detailed information on museum, exhibit, and special holiday hours. Last entry is always one hour before closing. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Monday-Saturday: 9:30 am-5 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm
Thursday NightLife (21+ with ID): 6-10 pm
Tuesday: 8:30-9:30 am
Sunday: 10-11 am
Osher Rainforest hours
Monday-Saturday: 10 am-4:45 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Sunday: 11 am-4:45 pm (last entry 4:30 pm)
Thursday NightLife (21+ with ID): 6-7:45 pm (last entry 7:30 pm)
Morrison Planetarium showtimes
Reservations required; view Daily Calendar for schedule
Please note that planetarium shows may not be appropriate for children under 7, and we regret that we cannot permit any child under 4.
Special holiday hours
Celebrate the season with us! The Academy will be open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and for an extra hour on select days. Please note that there will be no NightLife events on November 23, December 21, 28, and January 4.
- Thanksgiving Day (November 23): 10 am-3 pm
- November 24-25: 9:30 am-6 pm
- Christmas Eve (December 24): 11 am-5 pm (Member Hour 10-11 am)
- Christmas Day (December 25): 11 am-5 pm
- December 26: 9:30 am-6 pm (Member Hour 8:30-9:30 am)
- December 27-30: 9:30 am-6 pm
- New Year's Eve (December 31): 11 am-5 pm (Member Hour 10-11 am)
- New Year's Day (January 1, 2024): 9:30 am-5 pm
The following exhibits and programs will be temporarily unavailable on the dates indicated. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- There are no closures at this time
Admission and ticketing
Daytime Admission tickets include access to everything at the Academy, all for one price. Here are a few important things to note about admission:
- Tickets purchased by at least midnight prior to the visit date will always be less expensive than tickets purchased on the day of your visit. On average, guests who purchase at least three days in advance save $3-5 per ticket or more—and the further in advance you buy, the more you are likely to save!
- Children 2 and under and Academy members always visit for free.
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