The Academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability is at the forefront of efforts to understand the world’s most precious and threatened ecosystems, including coral reefs, tropical rainforests, and California’s iconic habitats.
From the 1.5 million visitors who walk through our doors each year to the 46 million scientific specimens in our collection, the Academy’s impact starts right here at the museum and reaches far across the globe through scientific research, public engagement and environmental literacy programs, digital media, and sustainability education.
See how we’re making an impact.
Sustainability Science for a Changing Planet
Inspiring the Next Generation of Scientists
The Academy is the Bay Area leader in STEM experiences for K-12 students and teachers, and an innovative pioneer in efforts to increase scientific and environmental literacy in classrooms worldwide.
Creating an Academy for All
As part of our commitment to accessibility and inclusion, the Academy is proud to offer a dynamic range of free and reduced admission programs that provide access to world-class science education for the entire Bay Area community.
Building a Library of Life
Comprising nearly 46 million scientific specimens, the Academy’s world-class research collections are an invaluable resource to the global scientific community and provide a vitally important record of life on Earth.
Join or renew by May 5, 2019, and receive free general admission tickets with promo code TICKET19 See offer details below.*
Your donation helps support Academy research and programs, including school field trips for 130,000+ students annually.
*Join or renew by May 5, 2019, and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Teacher, Community Value, and Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Not valid on Explorer or higher levels. Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.