Located in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences is a scientific and educational institution dedicated to exploring, explaining and sustaining life on Earth. The academy was founded in 1853 as a learned society and is now home to an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum and research and education programs, which engage people of all ages and backgrounds.
The academy’s Institute for Biodiversity Science and Sustainability is comprised of more than 60 research scientists and aquarium biologists, as well as 45.6 million scientific specimens from around the world—nearly 40,000 of which are alive and on display in the Steinhart Aquarium. Through partnerships with schools and teachers, programs and exhibits, online learning and digital media offerings and science visualization productions, the museum’s educators increase the public’s understanding of the natural world and inspire participants to help sustain the diversity of life on Earth.
Our work with the California Academy of Sciences ranges from the development of teen internship and teacher professional development programs to exhibition support and the production of a full-dome planetarium show.