Stephanie Stone (415) 379-5121
Andrew Ng (415) 379-5123
|Project Description||On January 7, The California Academy of Sciences will officially embark on the most massive move ever undertaken by a museum, transporting millions of priceless treasures across the city of San Francisco into their new home in Golden Gate Park. More than 20 million scientific specimens collected over the past 150 years from around the world will make the monumental move, along with penguins, parrots, pythons, piranhas, and thousands of other live aquarium animals. These specimens and animals, which currently reside at the Academy's temporary facility in downtown San Francisco, will form the backbone of the new Academy's research, education, and exhibition programs when the new museum opens in Golden Gate Park in the Fall of 2008.|
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The California Academy of Sciences is home to Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and the Kimball Natural History Museum. The Academy is in the midst of an extensive rebuilding project in Golden Gate Park. Pritzker prize-winning architect Renzo Piano is designing the new Academy, which is scheduled to open on September 27, 2008. www.calacademy.org (415) 379-8000.