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:

Dear Poppy (the penguin)
I love you. I hope you are still there.
Love, Saachi
Dear Claude
Welcome and we can't wait to meet you!
Love, the Perlman Blumstein family
Dear Museum Staff,
Thank for helping us create great learning opportunities and family memories.
Love, the Dunaway family
Dear Claude,
You have been a rock for so many years Claude, for the great many who’ve been endeared by your presence in the California Academy of Siences. Also, my guy Caleb totally still thinks you should qualify as a lizard lion. Good on you for that one mate. You are one lucky mississippiensis.
Gearhund Green
To the Scorpions
I love you and you really sting Valentine's Day. Thank you for being at the California Academy. I can't wait to visit you soon.
Scorpion Love, Leo
Dear CA Academy of Sciences staffs:
Thank you to each and every one of you for diligently and patiently handling the crowds in ensuring our visits to be pleasant. As the Exhibits are well kept and displaying each species in upmost beautiful way. Seeing the butterflies flutter around so gracefully and the jelly fish dance in the aquarium displays a sense of calm and content, we the patrons thank you.
Warmly, Sarah
Even though I live in AR I sill watch the penguins and do the activities. I have a very special place in my heart for penguin. My dream is to work with penguin I have penguin pin pal her name is Dory.
Love, Clara
Dear Claude
You are my favorite alligator.
From Nadine, age 4
Dear Tux
Please have someone let us know you're OK and still around, hopefully paired up (or not). We miss you. You are the most entertaining penguin, the smartest and coolest. I would love if someone responded and let us know where you are and the current names and colors in colony.
Tux Fan Club
Dear Claude,
You are my favorite albino alligator friend! I love reading about you and wish I could come visit you in faraway California! I live in Louisiana where you are from! I dressed up as you for Halloween! Everyone was so surprised to learn about you!
Love, Joleigh
Dear Wonderful You,
The time you take, the care you give, the dedication to the little birds in their finest black and white suits does not go unnoticed. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
Love, Someone who is grateful for you!
All Staff at Cal Academy
We want to thank you for all your hard work in keeping this special place open and functioning during these challenging times. My wife and I are only a handful of people who have enjoyed both "Penguins in Pajamas" you have hosted during Valentines in the past and it was such a special event. We now have a new addition to the family who loves nature and the outdoors and look forward to bringing him to visit soon. Keep up the hard and much appreciated work! Happy Valentines day!
Love, Mitchell family
Dear Claude
We love you! Hope you had a great Valentine’s day.
Love, the Padilla Familia
To everyone there!
I can't wait to come back when I'm in town. I loved seeing everything and wish I had gotten to see more on my visit. Until next time!
Dear Claude, While a I enjoy seeing the butterflies in the rain forest, I always stop by and linger Watching you at your "home." Since today is Valentines Day, I wanted to let you know I am sorry it didn't work out with you and your lady friend and she had to leave. It was not nice of her to take a bite out of you. But you recovered and sometimes being alone is A OK.
Love, Andrea