• Guests tour the wet collections stacks and examine preserved animal speciemens
    From the specimen collections deep under the museum...
  • On a tour, guests are able to explore the entire Living Roof.
    To off the beaten track atop our living roof...
  • An Academy scientist displays a preserved football fish in the wet collections
    Strange and wonderful surprises await tour guests.
  • An aerial photo of a tour guide explaining the origin of the T. rex cast in the lobby to a group of guests
    Book a tour today for an unforgettable Academy experience!

库博体育官网See the Academy in a whole new light—or with the lights out!—on one of our fascinating tours or Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers.

VIP Tours

A boy poses with a wall-full of mammal skulls and antlers

Explore the secrets of the world's greenest museum on this one-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.
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  • $24.95 ($19.95 members) plus Daytime Admission (not included; must be purchased separately)
  • Groups of 10 or more save 10%!
  • Weekdays: 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm
  • Weekends: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 3:30 pm
  • For ages 8 and up

NightLife VIP Tours

NightLife VIP tour guests get a tour of the planetarium

Elevate your NightLife experience. Skip-the-line at popular exhibits, enjoy two free drinks and a private reception, a guided behind-the-scenes tour, and more. Includes NightLife admission and reserved passes for 8:30 pm planetarium show.
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  • Buy in advance and save! Reserve your NightLife VIP Tour with Plan-Ahead Pricing
  • Groups of 10 or more save 10%!
  • Thursdays, 6-7:30 pm or 6:45-8:15 pm
  • For guests 21+ with ID

Animal Encounter

A guest uses the gentle two-finger touch to pet a coiled python

Treat yourself to a meet-and-greet with one of our beloved education animals that's rarely seen on the public floor.
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  • $175 for up to four guests ($140 members) plus Daytime Admission (not included; must be purchased separately)
  • Includes choice of VIP Tour or Reefs to Rainforests tour
  • Offered Tuesday-Sunday; 14-day advance booking required
  • For ages 8 and up

Penguins+Pajamas Sleepovers

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

Sleep under the sea stars at this family favorite. Your nocturnal adventure includes live animal demos, private planetarium shows, after-hours exhibit access—and the magic of drifting off to dreamland alongside our African penguins.
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  • $119 per guest ($99 members)
  • For ages 5 and up; adult chaperones required

if your group has 15 or more guests and we'll follow up.