October is our time to celebrate and thank members for their extraordinary support of the Academy’s mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.

This month, members will enjoy exclusive events and programs and extra retail discounts. See what Claude the albino American alligator eats for breakfast, enjoy a free mimosa or orange juice in the Terrace during member hour on Sunday mornings, or attend a free member talk.

Thank you for supporting the Academy—your impact is epic!

Not a member yet? Join by October 31 and get FREE general admission ticket(s)!*


Orange salamander on a mossy rock

Extra Savings for Members

All through October

Members enjoy 20% off at the Academy’s retail stores and photo desk! Regularly 10% off.

Mimosas and oranges on a table

The Terrace Members' Brunch

Sundays in October
10-11 am

Visit the Terrace in the West Garden for fresh air, a special menu of La Boulangerie pastries and quiches for purchase, and a complimentary mimosa or orange juice to jump-start your museum day, and mingle with Academy docents. No reservations necessary.

Members watch Claude the albino alligator

Swamp Feedings

Sunday, October 7 and 21
10:45 am

Head to the Swamp to discover what biologists feed Claude, our 23-year-old albino alligator, for breakfast. Questions encouraged!

Stingrays swim gracefully in Reef Lagoon exhibit

Lagoon Feedings

Sunday, October 14 and 28
10:45 am

Chomp, chomp! Meet our biologists at Reef Lagoon for an up-close feeding with the Academy’s stingrays. Questions encouraged!

Illustration of rocket ship

Moon Explorers

Tuesdays in October
9:30 am

Join us for a live presentation in Hohfeld Hall all about the Moon! Recommended for children under five years old, but all ages are welcome.

Color-block illustration of African penguins

Save the Dates!

Members, see our annual holiday exhibit before anyone else! Details for both events coming soon.

Member Preview: 'Tis the Season for Science
Thursday, November 15
9:30 am – 5 pm

Member Holiday Night
Tuesday, December 11
6 – 9 pm



New Member Offer Fine Print (Oct 2018)

*Join by October 31, 2018, using promo code FREE and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer for new members only. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Community Value, Teacher, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.

You give. She gets.
The best way to celebrate 10 years of the New Academy? Help her get her hands dirty. Thanks for supporting scientific breakthroughs at the touch tank—and around the world.