Careers in Science interns collect sand crabs on a beach for an experiment

What does a company like yours have in common with the California Academy of Sciences? More than you might realize. Whatever size your enterprise, and whatever your philanthropic goals, chances are you share the Academy’s commitment to exploring and explaining the natural world—and to addressing the challenges of sustainability.

We cultivate science-savvy citizens. We inspire museum visitors’ curiosity through unique programs and exhibits. We conduct research in biodiversity hotspots around the globe that helps to inform conservation decisions. And we invite you to join us.

Exhibit Sponsorship

Since opening our new facility in September 2008, we've welcomed more than 9 million guests. Support from our sponsors enables us to create and deliver fresh, engaging exhibits and shows informed by the latest scientific discoveries.

Exhibit Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Morrison Planetarium
  • Steinhart Aquarium

Please email us for additional information. 


Event Sponsorship

We host a variety of events for visitors and supporters throughout the year. Whether it’s to welcome new audiences to the museum, commemorate a special occasion, or raise funds to support research and education programs, event sponsors make these opportunities possible.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Big Bang Gala (Spring, ages 21+)
  • SuperNatural Halloween (Fall, all ages)
  • NightLife (weekly, ages 21+)
  • Donor events (ongoing)

Support Educational Programs

The Academy connects with learners of all ages daily through teacher and youth workshops, student field trips, and more. Increasing scientific literacy is more critical today than ever before—please join our efforts to educate and inspire.   

Education initiatives:

  • Field trips
  • Teacher development programs
  • Student education programs

Support Sustainability Initiatives

The Academy is a living example of sustainability in action, and we've got the double LEED Platinum certifications (for design and operations) to prove it. We teach others to recognize their impact on the natural world, and conduct research on the evolution and interconnectedness of life to guide critical conservation decisions.

Sustainability initiatives:

  • Captive breeding programs
  • Citizen science and iNaturalist
  • Training the next generation of scientists
  • Informing conservation policy decisions
  • Public programs on ocean acidification and deforestation



Become a Corporate Member

Corporate members enjoy the unique privileges of a deeper relationship with the Academy, including complimentary memberships and guest passes, special events, private tours, and company recognition. The deeper your commitment, the closer you get.


In-Kind Support

From high-tech hardware to food and drink for a special event, in-kind donations help the Academy direct more of our limited resources toward the research and education initiatives that make us effective. We'd love to discuss how your company’s product or service could help us accomplish more, and how we could help your company meet its philanthropic goals.

Please email us for additional information.


Help us continue to recover, rebound, and rebuild. Please contribute to the Academy Resilience Fund today.

Corporate & Foundation Philanthropic Partnerships Contact

Sara Beth Janzen
Interim Director, Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy
(415) 379-5402

FY19 Annual Report

Learn about the Academy's contributions to science and sustainability around the world in fiscal year 2019.