The Academy’s signature fundraisers—Big Bang Gala in the spring and SuperNatural in the fall—are two of the Bay Area’s most-anticipated events of the year. Whether your crowd is haute couture or Halloween, you're invited to join us under our living roof in support of our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life.
Spring Forward: A Science Soiree
Thursday, April 22, 2021
In one inspiring evening, be transported to Earth’s deepest coral reefs, remote tropical archipelagos, and across California as our scientists and special guests introduce the Academy’s bold new initiatives aimed at fostering a natural world that is healthier, more resilient, and wilder each year.
Big Bang Gala and Party After Dark
Announcing our 2022 event date soon!
Attend our annual gala and make an astronomical impact on Academy research, education, and sustainability initiatives. Mix and mingle with science luminaries while enjoying captivating speakers, eclectic entertainment, and delectable food and drink. Gala ticket includes admission to Party After Dark (21+) immediately afterwards to dance the night away.
Announcing our 2021 event date soon!
Enjoy an entertaining evening of spirited science, kooky costumes, and tasty treats at the Academy's annual Halloween event. Stay tuned for more spooky details.