California Academy of Sciences


The California Academy of Sciences is a renowned scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining, and sustaining life on Earth. Based in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, it's the only place in the world to house an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum, as well as innovative programs in scientific research and education—all under one living roof.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. EXPLORE. In the lab and in the field, our scientists study the diversity and interconnectedness of life on Earth. EXPLAIN. Our team of science educators creates free resources for teachers and students worldwide. SUSTAIN. We’re investing in scientific research and technologies to protect and restore coral reefs.