While the Academy has reopened the public floor, the research collections, labs and offices remain closed to visitors until further notice. Please check back here for updates. For additional inquiries, contact the collections manager at the email listed below.
Our invertebrate collections originally focused on California and Baja California, then broadened to the entire Pacific Coast (from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands), and are now worldwide in scope. Our diatom collection remains the best-documented and third largest in the world. Our mineral collection includes meteorite and gemstone holdings, while our fossil collection's strengths highlight ammonites from northern California, and fossil fish and Foraminifera from the western United States.