Founded in 1853 as the first scientific institution in the West, the California Academy of Sciences' mission is to explore and explain the natural world.
With eight scientific research departments, the Academy's natural history collections are utilized by scientists from around the world. Our scientists discover, collect and study invaluable specimens of animals, plants, minerals and anthropological artifacts from around the world.
The California Academy of Sciences' Steinhart Aquarium, Natural History Museum and Morrison Planetarium are open every day of the year including all holidays.
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California Academy of Sciences
55 Concourse Drive
Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA 94118