Please note: Proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of a scheduled visit is now required for all Academy guests ages 12+. View our vaccination policy and health and safety details here.
Explore the secrets of one of the world's greenest museums on this 1-hour tour. Examine rare specimens in our collections, be dazzled in our private gem vault, head off the beaten track atop our living roof, and enjoy 10% off at Academy stores and restaurants. (Please note: Tour includes stairs and unpaved paths.)
- VIP entrance to Osher Rainforest and Shake House earthquake simulator
- Reserved space in the planetarium
- Includes 10% off shopping and dining
- $24.95 per guest ($19.95 members)
- Guests must be age 8 or older to participate
Tour guests must also purchase a Daytime Admission ticket to join a tour. Visit our Buy Tickets page to purchase a Daytime Admission ticket, then add VIP Tour tickets to your order after Step 3.
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
NightLife VIP Experience
Cocktails, collections, and VIP access. Cultivate your curiosity with a NightLife VIP Experience.
- Exclusive 30-minute NightLife VIP Rooftop Lounge
- Two complimentary cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres
- Reserved planetarium seating
- Priority entry to Osher Rainforest and the Shake House earthquake simulator
- Behind-the-scenes tour of scientific collection rooms and the Gem and Mineral Vault
- Ticket prices vary by date—plan ahead and save!
- For guests 21+ with ID
Sleepovers are on hold until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back later this year!
Slumber like a sea cucumber during a family-friendly overnight stay—and find out what 40,000 live animals get into after-hours.
- 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