Donor tidepooling excursion at Pillar Point

Throughout the year, Academy supporters are invited to a suite of exciting, exclusive, curated events, from scientist-led field expeditions to exhibit and planetarium show premieres, guest lectures, and more. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy soon!

For more information or to RSVP to these or other events, please contact us at or 415-379-5420. Please note that all events are subject to change.

Academy Movie Night featuring Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Academy Movie Night
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
Friday, February 11 | 6:30 pm – 10 pm

Friends Circle donors at giving levels of $6,000 and higher are invited to Academy Movie Night inside Morrison Planetarium. Enjoy an action-packed night of movie concession snacks, drinks, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. RSVP by February 8  and email for more information. 

Image of wildflowers on Living Roof.

Eastwood Associates Symposium: Thriving California
Wednesday, March 16 | 1 pm – 3 pm

An afternoon in celebration of our dedicated Eastwood Associates. The Academy’s own Sarah Jacobs, Assistant Curator of Botany and the Howell Chair of Western North American Botany, will dig a bit deeper into our Thriving California initiative. 

Chen Brain and Mind lecture

Chen Institute Brain & Mind Lecture and Donor Reception

Donors and members are invited to a new annual lecture exploring topics related to brain science and mind health. For this inaugural lecture, Academy Trustee Dr. Adam Gazzaley will discuss how emerging technologies can provide insight into neuroscience and how other interactive advancements—video games, augmented reality, and virtual reality—can potentially treat conditions like ADHD, dementia, and depression. 

Legacy of Hope

Legacy of Hope

In partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the Academy offers a special program for our Eastwood Associates to hear directly from our esteemed scientists and collections managers. 

View our past virtual programs here: