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.
Explore, Explain, Sustain. Earth has always been a place of constant flux, but the change accelerating around us today is far from natural. Plant and animal species are vanishing at a rate unmatched since the age of the dinosaurs—in many cases before they
can even name them. The Academy’s programs of research, education, and public engagement are cause for optimism in urgent times, helping people of all ages to hone science-literate brains and the passion to protect biodiversity. In the day-to-day work and overarching goals, they are guided by a mission statement as profound as it is simple: to Explore, Explain, and Sustain life on Earth.