We may be the oldest scientific institution in the West, but we still know how to party.
Celebrate the Academy's anniversary on Tuesday, April 4, at an all-new community event supporting the Academy’s long tradition of connecting families to the natural world, expanding opportunities for youth underrepresented in the sciences, and biodiversity research and exploration. You can participate in this special day by sharing an Academy memory, making a donation, or enjoying pay-what-you-can pricing while supplies last.
Thanks for 170 years of support—and we'll see you on April 4!
Fun (and fundraising)
Your presence is your present—but gifts keep us going. This Academy Day, help us raise $100,000 in critical funds to sustain our exhibits and educational programming; support our nearly 40,000 live animals; and advance our mission to regenerate the natural world through science, learning, and collaboration.
Live screen printing
12 pm-3 pm, Piazza
Get a fresh tee or tote showing your support of Academy Day printed by our Inner Sunset neighbor, San Franpsycho—or adorn your face with animal art at our face painting station.
10 am-3 pm, Piazza
Step right up to mini science presentations and demonstrations hosted by an all-star squad of engaging Academy educators, librarians, docents, and biologists.