The Academy opens its own museum stores in Cowell Hall and
in the Steinhart Aquarium Swamp. Previous museum shops were
concessions managed by outside companies.
The Academy Store establishes satellites, or themed
stores located within special exhibit galleries. (There will
have been 20 of these by 2003!)
As a result of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake, the main Academy
Store moves into Science Hall and features a new selection
of ethnic arts. The Childrens Store remains in Cowell
Fire breaks out before midnight on August 30th. It destroys
the main store and the Earthquake! special exhibit store,
as well as inventory in three satellite stores.
The main store reopens with specially designed, modular walls
and fixtures. This new store will move downtown with the Academy
in the fall of 2003.