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What does a company like yours have in common with the California Academy of Sciences? More than you might realize. Whatever size your enterprise, and whatever your philanthropic goals, chances are you share the Academy’s commitment to exploring and explaining the natural world—and to addressing the challenges of sustainability.

We cultivate science-savvy citizens. We inspire museum visitors’ curiosity through unique programs and exhibits. We conduct research in biodiversity hotspots around the globe that helps to inform conservation decisions. And we invite you to join us.

Exhibit Sponsorship

Since opening our new facility in September 2008, we've welcomed more than 9 million guests. Support from our sponsors enables us to create and deliver fresh, engaging exhibits and shows informed by the latest scientific discoveries.

Exhibit Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Morrison Planetarium
  • Steinhart Aquarium

Please email us for additional information. 

Event Sponsorship

We host a variety of events for visitors and supporters throughout the year. Whether it’s to welcome new audiences to the museum, commemorate a special occasion, or raise funds to support research and education programs, event sponsors make these opportunities possible.

Event Sponsorship Opportunities:

  • Big Bang Gala (Spring, ages 21+)
  • SuperNatural Halloween (Fall, all ages)
  • NightLife (weekly, ages 21+)
  • Donor events (ongoing)
Support Educational Programs

The Academy connects with learners of all ages daily through teacher and youth workshops, student field trips, and more. Increasing scientific literacy is more critical today than ever before—please join our efforts to educate and inspire.   

Education initiatives:

  • Field trips
  • Teacher development programs
  • Student education programs
Support Sustainability Initiatives

The Academy is a living example of sustainability in action, and we've got the double LEED Platinum certifications (for design and operations) to prove it. We teach others to recognize their impact on the natural world, and conduct research on the evolution and interconnectedness of life to guide critical conservation decisions.

Sustainability initiatives:

  • Captive breeding programs
  • Citizen science and iNaturalist
  • Training the next generation of scientists
  • Informing conservation policy decisions
  • Public programs on ocean acidification and deforestation

 

Become a Corporate Member

Corporate members enjoy the unique privileges of a deeper relationship with the Academy, including complimentary memberships and guest passes, special events, private tours, and company recognition. The deeper your commitment, the closer you get.

In-Kind Support

From high-tech hardware to food and drink for a special event, in-kind donations help the Academy direct more of our limited resources toward the research and education initiatives that make us effective. We'd love to discuss how your company’s product or service could help us accomplish more, and how we could help your company meet its philanthropic goals.

Please email us for additional information.

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2014 Annual Report

2014 Annual Report

At the California Academy of Sciences, 2014 was an exciting year—365 days that shaped thousands of perspectives on the nature and future of life of Earth. Explore our 2014 Annual Report to learn more.