Since opening the New Academy 10 years ago, we’ve welcomed 15 million visitors, discovered more than 1,500 new species, and watched our indoor rainforest reach new heights. We can't wait to see what blooms next.

On September 27, 2018, the New Academy turned 10!

We're celebrating a decade of world-changing science in our new green building—and a passionate community of supporters who make milestones like these possible:

Help us continue to be the Bay Area's home for science—and an oasis of science innovation around the world—by contributing to our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life. 

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10 Years of the New Academy

Revisit Our Victories

10 years of Academy science breakthroughs—one awe-inspiring video. 

Acting Executive Director Mike McGee speaks to crowd outside the Academy during 10th Anniversary celebration

See the Celebration

On September 25, a daylong anniversary celebration filled the Academy with memories, music, and a focus on the future. 

Glass enclosed indoor rainforest at the Academy

The Greenest Museum

When we broke ground for our new building, we also broke records. See how the Academy became the first museum on Earth to earn a double LEED Platinum rating.

Vibrant coral reef with anemone and coral reef

Major Initiatives

From coral reef restoration to environmental literacy, our current initiatives aren't just in progress—they are progress.

FY21 Annual Report

Learn about the Academy's contributions to science and sustainability around the world in fiscal year 2021.

The Academy's 10th Anniversary Celebration is generously supported by:

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The best way to celebrate 10 years of the New Academy? Help her get her hands dirty. Thanks for supporting scientific breakthroughs at the touch tank—and around the world.