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New fossil animal named after the goddess Athena shows how sea lilies’ arms evolved.
From geckos to goblin spiders, flowering plants, and island ants, these new species grow Earth's tree of life.
Interactive exhibit explores the science of frozen polar regions with live reindeer, festive programs, and more!
Sampson, a renowned paleontologist and seasoned museum leader, will join the institution in September.
The California Academy of Sciences and KQED have developed a new multi-touch eBook about earthquakes.
Quake simulator, ostriches, hands-on programs, and more unearth the science behind our ever-changing planet.
A high-speed tour of the past 200 million years will unearth the science behind our ever-changing planet.
From clawed spiders to deep-sea sharks, these 2012 discoveries add to the family tree of life on Earth.
This revealing new exhibit explores some of the wildest mating strategies in the animal kingdom.
The Academy is the world's largest "Double Platinum" building and the first museum to acheive this award.
The Pocket Penguins app offers users live views of our charismatic African Penguins 24 hours a day.
3,607 birds housed at the Academy provided critical data for research about spread of Galapagos diseases.
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