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The Academy welcomes Derek Mitchell to its Board of Trustees.
The California Academy of Sciences appoints Mary Nemerov as new Chief Philanthropy Officer.
Stunning images of Earth and its lifeforms represent the best nature and wildlife photographers in the world.
41,000+ citizen scientists—some while sheltering in place—provided important urban biodiversity observations.
The Academy condemns the killing of George Floyd—and acknowledges that anti-racism must begin in our own house.
An update shared with Academy staff on May 26, 2020.
This year, the City Nature Challenge focuses on international collaboration and the healing power of nature.
New aquarium exhibit and larger-than-life animatronic models explore the mystery and power of venom on Earth.
From our new exhibit Venom to meeting spiders in the rainforest,
the Academy is feeling the sting of spring!
Extent of aquatic-associated spider species suggests they’re pre-adapted to watery environments.
From research talks to new aquarium animals, the Academy is ringing in the new year by bringing on the science!
New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies’ arms evolved.
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