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:

Lynn, CCG
Wishing I was spending Valentine’s Day with you visiting the coral reef.
Love, Mom
My granddaughter, Laurel, who is 6 and lives across the street from the Academy, loves the penguins
Grandpa John
Kate Montana
I hope this finds you doing GREAT!
Thinking of you with all the best wishes, Leslie Freund
Dear CAS Penguins,
We love watching you swim, and dive, and love how patiently you wait in line to eat yummy fish!
Love, the Sverchek Family
My Dearest Claude
Albino baby, I hope to soon see you so we can once again enjoy a beverage and watch fish together.
Love, Sarah
Dear Hard working crew of the Academy of Sciences
Thank you for looking after the lovely critters at the Academy. You folks heroes!
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Dear California Academy Scientists
Thank you for all the hard work you do everyday to encourage learning about our natural world to people of all kinds and ages! Your dedication to science and the natural world around us inspires me, and I always cherish visiting when there's speakers presenting topics during the Night Life! Keep going strong on what you're doing, your work is important and impacts (as well as impresses!) all of us! Happy Valentines day to all of you, and may you continue working with joy and wonder investigating all that the natural world provides!
with profound affection and admiration, Lauren James
Dear Claude
You made me smile so much when I saw your eyes closed and sides of your mouth curl up. Thanks for being a part of my life for the last 26+ years. It's been an honor to grow up alongside you!
Love, Stephanie Spencer
Dear Kelsey Paulling!
Tim and I would love to visit the Cal Academy, after two years of our not having a chance, and have you personally show us what is exciting you! In the meantime say “Hi” to the penguins! !
Love, Melissa and Tim Snyder
Dear Academy of Sciences staff.
Thank you so much for all that you do. This place was apart of the magic I’ve witnessed when I first moved to this city and it’s a place I have such fond memories. I’m so happy that magic is back.
Love, a San Francisco citizen
Dear Animals
Looking forward to a visit this year.
The McCabe's
Terry Gosliner
Happy Valentine’s Day to your nudibranch’s
Bob Wilson
Dear Claude and all your wonderful animal friends at the Academy,
I love you Claude, and I love all your amazing animal friends at the Academy. You are a touchstone for me, a treasure, and it's always a joy to see you when I visit. I've been coming to the Academy since I was a small child, many years ago. Now my adult children and I visit -- they adore you too! Take care, dear friend, and please know that you are often in our thoughts.
Much love, Melissa, Lizzy and James oxox
Dear Claude
I love alligators and you are the coolest one ever
Love James
Dear Penguins
I love to watch you swim and waddle around. I love penguins so much
Love Jack