The Academy is open 365 days a year!
See below for detailed information on museum, holiday, and exhibit 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
Sunday: 11 am-4:45 pm
Thursday NightLife (21+ with ID): 6-7:45 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.
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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