This Valentine's Day, send a Love Letter to your favorite Academy animal, biologist, diver, or scientist to let them know how they set your heart aflutter. We’ll make sure your letter reaches its intended recipient (we’ll even read out loud to Claude if necessary, promise), and you can read other Love Letters by clicking any image below. To write yours, just use our easy form:

General Staff at Cal Academy of Sciences
So glad that you've survived the pandemic. I can't wait to come visit again. It's been way too long, but you are on my bucket list to visit sometime soon. Keep up the good work taking care of the animals, as well as maintaining the exhibits for all to enjoy.
A Big Fan
Dear Claude
Every time , I come to the Academy, I look forward to seeing you first. You are so sweet looking. I hope to see you again during the Neighborhood days.
Love, Clarice
Dearest Sea Dragons,
I have so missed spending perhaps too much time at your little water home, coming dangerously close to pressing my nose against your home's walls. You mesmerize me. I promise to see you soon.
Love times infinity, Carla White
Dear Mr. Jellyfish
I love you, keep on doing what you’re doing.
Love, Pearlie.
CA Academy of Sciences
My family and I have been members for many years now as CA Academy of Sciences is by far the universal favorite of all our various family memberships. We really missed you all and are so very happy that you are back, perhaps better and certainly safer than ever. We are most appreciative of everything that the Academy has done to communicate with members throughout the current coronavirus pandemic since it shut down most everything in-person from last March 2020 to present. It was SO AWESOME to finally be able to return to one of the BEST exhibits that the Academy has ever produced, SHARKS! We visited on opening day spending 3 hours just within that exhibit and loved it so much we returned to view it again just a couple weeks later. Thank you for all that you have done and all you continue to do to advance both knowledge and experience thru science.
With eternal love for the sciences, the Bostic family
Mountain Beaver
Hope to see you this summer... and if not, I understand.
Love, Steven
Dr. Scott
I liked your Dino facts that came at the end of Dinosaur Train. I liked seeing the “Dino fish” a.k.a. the Alligator Gar at the Steinhart Aquarium.
Love, Dusty Arend Steinhart
Dear penguins
Looking forward to see you swim and flap your wings and feed!
Love, Zabelin family
Dear Penguin Friends
Happy Summer! I love to swim in the water like you! I hope to go visit you soon!
Love, Maddie Garibay, age 6
Dear Butterflies in the Rainforest Exhibit,
It's been a few months since we've seen your fluttering wings and we miss you so dearly! We can't wait to come visit you all again and see you soar happily around the rainforest. Hopefully we can make it to see you soon!
Love, The Hudson Family (especially James!)
Dear Honeycomb Stingray
I hope you’re doing well in your pool. Don’t let the batrays get you down.
Love, Anne
Dear Cal Academy Family,
As a first grade teacher in Moraga, this was by far the most difficult year. I was very proud of my students and fellow teachers who tried to make the best out a very scary situation. We were trying to make it engaging for our students. What really made our day was your virtual field trips! When we got to travel and experience your programs we could escape the feeling of loneliness of not being together in the classroom. I wanted to thank you for putting them together and offering them for free to educators! My own two college kids came home and our first day of summer was visiting you in person! It was a wonderful way to kick the summer off to a great start.
Love, Suzanne Tom
To CAS staff!
It was so wonderful to visit CAS after almost 2 years! We as a family of four enjoyed every experience and got to appreciate what we are blessed with especially after the pandemic. As a member, so happy to be part of what you do for science and the community!
Love, the Senthilvasan family
Dear Claude
I remember meeting you when back in 2008 when I started college and majored in Biology. Everyone was so excited to see you. Your unique qualities make you stand out above the rest. I hear there was a book written about you, thats pretty neat! I hope to see you really soon with my daughter; I want to show her how amazing you are.
Love, the Flores family
Dear Claude
We miss you and your stoic resolve, as well as your general classiness.
Dictated but not read: Jennifer K.