Let the Wonder Begin
Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history in a dramatic addition to Tusher African Hall. Learn more
Explore the jolting science behind plate tectonics, which shape the planet and impact our lives. Learn more
Find Nemo inside the world’s deepest coral reef exhibit, and meet nearly 40,000 live animals from around the world. Learn more
The Natural History Museum
Explore how life evolved on Earth, and what we can do to help conserve its diversity. Learn more
Fly through space and time, and gain a new perspective on the planet we call home. Learn more
Programs & Events
Thursday, May 1, 6–10 pm
Enjoy music, creatures, and cocktails after-hours with a unique weekly theme.
April 22 – May 4
Save $3 on admission by bringing a reusable water bottle to the Academy.
Saturday, April 26, at 2:00 pm
Learn about frogs from herpetologist Dave Blackburn.
Academy Photo Competition
Show us what you love about life at the California Academy of Sciences.
Monday, April 28, 7:00 pm
The Georgian National Museum’s David Lordkipanidze discusses Skull 5.
Sunday, May 4, 9:45 am – noon
Join Academy naturalists and learn to identify local animals by sound alone.
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Learn about our shallow reef residents’ family tree, and watch a feeding.
Three times daily
Get an insider’s perspective on Academy research, Collections, and animal care.
Daily at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Watch as a diver plunges into the world’s deepest coral reef exhibit.
News & Highlights
Everything about hummingbirds is extreme—including their evolution.
New Khan Academy Course
Explore our new, free-for-everyone biodiversity course—available worldwide.
Shop Our Eco-Friendly Collection
Make every day Earth Day with home décor, kids’ games, and more!
Cassini finds evidence of subterranean oceans on a minor moon of Saturn.
Sea Slug Savant
Get to know Terry Gosliner, Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology.
Watch our penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Relocated Burmese pythons prove capable of finding their way home.
Learn about our work in the Philippines, and how you can support typhoon victims.
Retrace humanity’s path from our African origins to our spread across the globe.
Sea Turtles’ Lost Years
Researchers crack the mystery of juvenile loggerheads’ first journey.
Plan Your View of the Night Sky
Never miss another moon phase with our downloadable, foldable almanac.
Earth Day 101
Learn easy ways to help take care of our planet, and our Bay.