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California Academy of Sciences

Tally Ho

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 05.20.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

Since the inception of the National Park Service 100 years ago, individual parks have kept lists of what animals and plants live in them.

A Visit From a Science Rock Star

Meg Lowman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Science
Meg Lowman

As Earth Day approaches, I'd like to take a moment to thank Ed for inspiring so many scientists and science enthusiasts to better understand and protect our planet's precious natural resources. Our world could use more rock stars like this one.

Hot Thursday Night Ticket - Art and Design at the California Academy of Sciences

JD Beltran | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
JD Beltran

A life-sized elephant weighing less than 10 lbs by artist/designers Seth D'Ambrosio, Rafi Aji, Brooke Francesi, and Dustin Tilsdale The ambit...

San Francisco Hidden Hot Spots for Kids

Colleen Zarate | Posted 08.05.2013 | San Francisco
Colleen Zarate

Avoid the crowds and have a day to remember with the kids in these hidden hot spots scattered throughout the city.

LOOK: Never-Before-Seen Creatures On Display In Golden Gate Park

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Mark Prado | Posted 07.09.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO -- The skeleton of a killer whale that washed up on a West Marin beach over Thanksgiving weekend in 2011 is the star of a new exhibit th...

Butterflies Are Freed at the Academy of Sciences

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Guests arriving at the California Academy of Sciences' Big Bang Gala were greeted by human 'butterflies' swooping and flitting about, their shimmering wings competing with patrons' dresses for color and contrast.

FROM THE DEEP: Rare, Never-Before-Seen Creature Makes Debut In SF

Robin Wilkey | Posted 03.15.2013 | San Francisco

The California Academy of Sciences has had some strange creatures over the years. But its newest little resident might be the museum's biggest find ye...

Bay Area Local Arts Tie-Ins

George Heymont | Posted 10.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Much of the evening's success is due to Wilma Bonet's performance as Vieja. Short, squat, and filled with foreboding, the emotional and dramatic power of Bonet's nurse make the self-satisfied machismo of Creon and Jason seem downright puny.

Earthquake* Strikes Academy of Sciences Building (*It's an Exhibition)

Erika Milvy | Posted 08.11.2012 | Green
Erika Milvy

A new exhibit, "Earthquake: Life on a Dynamic Plane," opened at the California Academy of Sciences last weekend to help visitors understand the "why?" and "wow" of plate tectonics and to let them experience the "what the --?" of seismic activity.

San Francisco Scientists Discover Rare Frog Thought To Be Extinct

| Posted 06.03.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust The long-lost Bururi long-fingered frog has been found. Feared extinct...

PHOTOS: Cal Academy Penguins Share The Valentine's Day Love

Carly Schwartz | Posted 02.14.2012 | San Francisco

Tony Bennett may have left his heart here 50 years ago, but San Franciscans only wanted to leave their hearts for the penguins at the California Acade...

PHOTOS: Hot Slug Sex!

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.10.2012 | San Francisco

This Valentine's Day we could talk about the birds and the bees. But we think that the snails -- and the spearlike "love darts" they use to impale eac...

Reindeer On The Roof!

Aaron Sankin | Posted 08.07.2012 | San Francisco

It's probably safe to assume that Golden Gate Park's California Academy of Sciences has a chimney. Otherwise Santa made a big mistake parking his rein...

PHOTOS: 6 Hot Valentine's Ideas Across The Country

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

With Valentine's Day around the corner, GloboMaestro asked its insider experts to reveal their most romantic destination spots. From a "Sex and Scien...

From Beautiful Nudibranchs to Coral Graveyards: Marine Research in the Indian and Pacific Oceans (PHOTOS)

Dr. Terry Gosliner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Terry Gosliner

2010-10-16-fishpull.jpgEven when local communities make every effort to conserve their reefs, global climate change means more bleaching, more dead reefs, and more ocean acidification.

California Academy Of Sciences Green Roof Slideshow

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

California Academy of Sciences A window on the roof of the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco offers a view inside. Archite...