California: State of Nature Member Preview

Members see it first!

Member Preview: California: State of Nature
Thursday, May 23 
West Hall

California: State of Nature is the newest exhibit at the Academy and members see it first! Explore the surprising and unexpected connections between species, places, and people that enable California to thrive. Visitors will encounter interactive experiences, specimen displays, and multimedia featuring ecosystems across California–from redwood forests to deserts, coasts to urban environments–and learn how Academy research, Indigenous partnerships, and community science initiatives are helping to restore and regenerate these connections for the future.

Join us for a full day of California programming:

  • 9:30 am-12pm: Kelp forest cut & color craft (West Hall)
  • 10:15 am: California Animal Storytime (Science Today)
  • 11 am: Musical performance by composer John Wineglass and performed by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (Piazza stage) 
  • 11 am: Arthropod Opera puppet theater (East Garden)
  • 1 pm: Dr. Otter's Kelp Clinic (Science Today)
  • 2 pm: Ocean Action (Science Today)

Plus, explore more of California with docent and pop-up engagements throughout the day.


No RSVP is required to attend the Member Preview—we’ll see you there!

Can’t make the preview? California: State of Nature opens to all May 24.

Not a member? Join or renew now to attend this special event.