Throughout the year, Academy supporters are invited to a suite of exciting, exclusive, curated events, from scientist-led field expeditions to exhibit and planetarium show premieres, guest lectures, and more. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy soon!
For more information or to RSVP to these or other events, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-379-5420. Please note that all events are subject to change.
BigPicture Donor Reception
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Donor Circle supporters at giving levels of $3,000 and higher are invited to an intimate discussion with award-winning photographer, Ralph Pace, and Academy Chief of Science, Dr. Shannon Bennett, as they discuss the transformative power of photography and the impact of COVID-19 on our oceans and society. Then, join us at NightLife: BigPicture, celebrating the winners of the Academy's 8th annual wildlife photography competition. RSVP by October 7 to reserve your spot for the donor event.
Join us for this family-friendly fundraiser featuring phantasmagoric fun with science, specimens, and of course, trick-or-treating. Explore the Academy in costume and enjoy a (safe) evening of revelry! From a teen lounge to tours of the solar system and so much more—don't miss the Halloween event of the season. Or if you can't make it, sponsor a family to attend here.
Scorpions, Winged Creatures of the Night, and Stars!
Tuesday, October 26, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Donor Circle supporters at giving levels of $10,000 and higher are invited to a special evening under the stars with Academy scientists on a Local Expedition to Mt. Diablo. Guests will have the opportunity to discover local scorpion species with Dr. Lauren Esposito, detect bats and owls with Dr. Shannon Bennett and Dr. Durrell Kapan, and enjoy the awe-inspiring starry night with the Academy’s astronomy experts. RSVP by October 15 to reserve your spot.
Living Worlds Planetarium Premiere
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 | 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Donor Circle supporters at giving levels of $1,500 and higher are invited to an exclusive donor preview of Living Worlds, the Academy’s newest original planetarium show. Join us for a welcome reception in the Piazza and a panel discussion moderated by the senior director of Morrison Planetarium, Ryan Wyatt, with special guests, including Natalie Batalha, professor and award-winning astronomer of the Kepler Mission. RSVP by October 25 to reserve your spot.
Legacy of Hope
In partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Academy offers a special program for our Eastwood Associates to hear directly from our esteemed scientists and collections managers. You can submit questions to the speakers in advance or ask them during our live presentation.
Previously, these events were offered in-person. Now we are able to bring them to you virtually. View our past programs here: