Browse the latest news, fact sheets, and images from the Academy’s Press Office.
Global nature observation network iNaturalist surpasses 50 million wild plant and animal observations.
Sarah Jacobs, western flora specialist, joins the Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability.
The Academy welcomes Derek Mitchell to its Board of Trustees.
The California Academy of Sciences appoints Mary Nemerov as new Chief Philanthropy Officer.
The Academy's newest planetarium show transports viewers to epic observatories in Chile.
The Academy condemns the killing of George Floyd—and acknowledges that anti-racism must begin in our own house.
An update shared with Academy staff on May 26, 2020.
Stunning images of Earth and its lifeforms represent the best nature and wildlife photographers in the world.
41,000+ citizen scientists—some while sheltering in place—provided important urban biodiversity observations.
This year, the City Nature Challenge focuses on international collaboration and the healing power of nature.
New aquarium exhibit and larger-than-life animatronic models explore the mystery and power of venom on Earth.
From our new exhibit Venom to meeting spiders in the rainforest,
the Academy is feeling the sting of spring!
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