A naming opportunity is a unique way to celebrate your family’s or organization's support of the Academy. From our Amazon Flooded Forest to the Swamp's historic seahorse railing, your legacy could endure and inspire for generations to come.

Beautiful naming opportunities abound throughout the Academy—explore some of our favorites below.


Exhibits and spaces

Amazon Flooded Forest
This Academy favorite teems with tropical life. Guests ascend into Osher Rainforest's four-story canopy amid free-flying birds and butterflies—and then descend below the surface for an otherworldly walk through the Amazon Flooded Forest tunnel, where giant arapaima and river turtles swim overhead.

  • View into Amazon Flooded Forest tunnel at the Academy

Commemorative plaques

Seahorse railing
In keeping with the Academy's commitment to historic preservation, the beloved brass seahorse railing from the original Steinhart Aquarium now frames the Swamp exhibit. This opportunity includes recognition on an individual seahorse plaque.

  • Close-up of the historic brass seahorse railing from the original Steinhart Aquarium

Cedar bench
To fully appreciate Renzo Piano’s breathtaking architectural masterpiece, sometimes it's best to pause, reflect, and take a seat. This opportunity includes recognition on an indoor individual bench plaque.

  • Cedar benches with donor name plaques inside the Academy

Morrison Planetarium seat
Our cutting-edge planetarium shows whisk guests to the farthest corners of the universe. You can help ensure the journey is comfortable! This opportunity includes recognition on an individual seat plaque.

  • Inside Morrison Planetarium with rows of seats and image of Jupiter onscreen

Academy donor wall

Specimen tile
Generations of the Bay Area's most prominent philanthropists have contributed to the Academy's rich history. Join their ranks with a specimen tile and support a thriving future. Located adjacent to crowd-pleasing alligator Claude and his Swamp exhibit.

  • Donor wall featuring glass mosaic of specimen tiles with animals

Please contact Leadership Philanthropy Coordinator Genesis Brito at gbrito@calacademy.org to learn more and discuss recognition and naming opportunities at the California Academy of Sciences.