55 Music Concourse Dr.
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco CA
94118
415.379.8000
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Sunday

11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Members' Hours:

Tuesday

8:30 – 9:30 am

Sunday

10:00 – 11:00 am
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Please note: The Academy will be closing at 3:00 pm on 10/24 (final entry at 2:00 pm). We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Discovery Evening at the Academy - Friday March 22, 2013

Donor Event

Enjoy a very special evening at the Academy:
Research — Education — Sustainability

with Academy Curators, Research Scientists, Educators and Docents
Friday, March 22, from 7:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Can scientists document life on Earth before it slips away?
  • Why are collections of life important?
  • The Evolution and Diversity of Life — why does it matter?
  • How is the Academy improving public science literacy? Engaging and inspiring people of all ages to learn about science.
  • How does the Academy design, develop, install, and maintain all of its exhibits?

Join us for a special evening reception to understand what we do and why it matters.

Call us: (415) 379-5858

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Meet and greet with Greg Farrington,
Executive Director
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Meet and mingle with our ‘Chief Penguin,’ Executive Director Greg Farrington, and ask your burning questions regarding the past, present, and future of the Academy.

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Conversations with Academy Curators, Research Scientists, Educators, Docents and Academy staff
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Meet our world-renowned curators and scientists, learn about what they do, ask questions, and explore our educational outreach programs and sustainability efforts at the Academy.

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RSVP required by March 8, 2013

Call: (415) 379-5858

Families are welcome at this event!
Hosted bar and light appetizers will be available.

This event is for Associate members ($500+) and Friends of the Academy donors ($1,000+) and above only. Invitation is non-transferable and capacity is limited.

Never in human history has our global ecosystem undergone a period of such dramatic transformation. That urgency guides Academy scientists as they document Earth’s threatened biodiversity and share their discoveries.

Research at the California Academy of Sciences aims to discover new knowledge about life’s diversity. We apply that knowledge in seeking to sustain life on the planet and better understand evolutionary changes.

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The Academy Research Division includes:

  • Academy Library & Archives

    Presented by librarian Rebecca Morin

  • Anthropology

    Presented by Director and Curator, Zeray Alemseged

    Presented by Senior Collections Manager, Russell Hartman

  • Aquatic Biology

    Presented by Senior Curator John McCosker

    Presented by Academy videographer David McGuire

  • Arachnology

    Presented by Curator Charles Griswold

  • Botany

    Presented by Chairman and Senior Curator Frank Almeda

  • Comparative Genomics

    Presented by Curator W. Brian Simison

  • Entomology

    Presented by Curators Dave Kavanaugh & Brian Fisher

  • Herpetology

    Presented by Curator Robert C. Drewes

  • Ichthyology

    Presented by Assistant Curator Luiz A. Rocha

  • Invertebrate Zoology and Geology

    Presented by Curators Rich Mooi and Gary Williams

  • Microbiology

    Presented by Curator Shannon Bennett

  • Ornithology & Mammalogy

    Presented by Associate Curator Jack Dumbacher

  • Global Hotspot of Evolution

    Presented by Dean of Science and Research Collections Terry Gosliner

  • Scientific Publications

    Presented by Christina Cordova

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RSVP required by March 8, 2013

Call: (415) 379-5858

Families are welcome at this event!
Hosted bar and light appetizers will be available.

This event is for Associate members ($500+) and Friends of the Academy donors ($1,000+) and above only. Invitation is non-transferable and capacity is limited.

The Universe is in our hands.

How can we cultivate the knowledge and the passion necessary to steward it?
Through education programs that immerse people of all ages in natural-world wonders and open minds to science.

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The Academy Education & Public Engagement Division includes:

  • Academy Exhibits

    Presented by Director of Concept & Exhibit Development Scott Moran

  • Animal Health

    Presented by Freeland Dunker

  • Digital Learning

    Presented by Digital Learning Manager Puja Dasari

  • Lifelong Learning

    Presented by Director for Lifelong Learning Jean Farrington

  • Morrison Planetarium & Visualization Studio

    Presented by Director of the Morrison Planetarium Ryan Wyatt

  • Naturalist Center

    Presented by Anna Barr

  • Public Programs

    Presented by Director of Public Programs Amy Miller

  • Rain Forest

    Presented by Curator Brenda Melton

  • Steinhart Aquarium

    Presented by Director of the Steinhart Aquarium Bart Shepherd

  • Teacher and Youth Education

    Presented by Director of Education Meg Burke

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RSVP required by March 8, 2013

Call: (415) 379-5858

Families are welcome at this event!
Hosted bar and light appetizers will be available.

This event is for Associate members ($500+) and Friends of the Academy donors ($1,000+) and above only. Invitation is non-transferable and capacity is limited.

The California Academy of Sciences focuses on life on our planet and what it will take to sustain it. Our goal is to be a sustainable organization, conduct research on biodiversity and conservation, and provide public programs and education on conservation and sustainability.

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Sustainability

Presented by Manager of Sustainability Programs Aaron Pope

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RSVP required by March 8, 2013

Call: (415) 379-5858

Families are welcome at this event!
Hosted bar and light appetizers will be available.

This event is for Associate members ($500+) and Friends of the Academy donors ($1,000+) and above only. Invitation is non-transferable and capacity is limited.

Contact Us

   

(415) 379-5858
donorevent@calacademy.org

California Academy of Sciences
Golden Gate Park
55 Music Concourse Drive
San Francisco, CA 94118

Academy Lectures

   

The Academy is committed to engaging, inspiring, and empowering the public with its scientific mission.

  • Pritzker Member Lectures
  • Astronomy Lectures
  • Special Author Talks
  • Conversations at the Herbst

Our lecture programs offer thought provoking discussions on topics such as, ecology, sustainability, natural history, biodiversity, evolution and the science of life.

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Lecture Videos

   

Our Academy lectures are now online. View them here. More videos are available on our partner site.

Citizen Science

   

The Academy conducts numerous "Citizen Science" projects that rely on your help. This is your chance to join in on the research.

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