The mission of the California Academy of Sciences is to explore, explain, and sustain life.
Life-changing moments. World-changing science. We’re an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum in the heart of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park—and a powerful voice for biodiversity research and exploration, environmental education, and sustainability across the globe.
Since 1853, we've stood strong as California's voice for science. Take a trip through 160+ years of Academy milestones—and two major earthquakes.
The Academy needs your support.
Please contribute to the Academy Relief Fund today to support world-class research and science outreach, expert care and enrichment for our nearly 40,000 live animal residents, and fresh educational resources at a time when young minds need them most.