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March is Members’ Month!

Once again, we’re celebrating you and thanking you for your ongoing support of the California Academy of Sciences. We’re thrilled to bring you a suite of exciting online content to celebrate spring and the hope of new beginnings! All month long, join us for members-only, exclusive talks and programs that you can enjoy from home. Plus, enjoy a special 20% discount on purchases from the Academy’s online store.

And while our doors do remain closed due to the pandemic, we're optimistic that we'll be able to see you in-person very soon!

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Members-only virtual programs

Head-on view of an animal skull in the Academy's Skulls exhibit

Member Program: Specimen Investigation
Tuesday, March 16
11 am PT (livestream)
For ages 5-11 

Academy presenter Aya leads a live, interactive, kid-friendly exploration of the adaptations of animals and the properties of rocks and minerals. Expect cameos from a variety of skulls, bones, and skins!

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Close-up photo of celestine crystals against black backdrop

Member Talk: Gems & Minerals
Wednesday, March 17
11 am PT (livestream)
For adults

Join host Laurel Allen for a sparkling conversation with Geology Collections Manager Chrissy Garcia. Hear about the evolution of minerals and then step behind-the-scenes into the Academy's eye-popping collections of gems and minerals.

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Botanist Peter Raven looks at a flower in a greenhouse

Member Talk: Peter Raven’s Driven by Nature
Wednesday, March 31
11 pm PT (livestream)
For adults

In this exclusive members-only Zoom program, Sarah Jacobs, PhD, assistant curator and Howell Chair of Western North American Botany, will converse with famed botanist and conservationist Peter H. Raven, PhD, about his newly published autobiography Driven by Nature: A Personal Journey from Shanghai to Botany and Global Sustainability. Q&A to follow.

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Members-only activities and special offers

A boy wears a hand-made paper crown featuring a coral reef scene

Enjoy a slew of extra hands-on Science @ Home activities designed just for Academy members ages 4-8.

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The Academy Store is open online! From March 1-31, enjoy 20% off online store purchases with code CASMEM20.

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