Contact the Department

Contact the Collection Manager

  • David Catania
  • Senior Collections Manager
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • 55 Music Concourse Drive
  • San Francisco, CA 94118
  • 415-379-5279 (direct)

Live Animals, Specimens & Identifications

We do not work with the live animals on exhibit, nor do we focus on husbandry. Inquiries regarding animals on exhibit should be directed to the Aquarium.

 

Positive identifications can be made if a specimen is brought to the Naturalist Center. We can not declare genera based solely upon general descriptions, drawings, or even photographs.

 

Also, we only accept donations of specimens if you are able to provide locality data (this includes latitude and longitude as given by a GPS unit). Otherwise please contact the Academy's Naturalist Center - they take donations of specimens that are in good shape for educational purposes.

Contact a Staff Member

Please visit our department staff page to find the appropriate team member.

 

FAQs

  • Whom do I contact about visiting the collection for research?

    Contact our Sr. Collections Manager, David Catania.

  • Whom do I contact about getting a loan?

    Please contact our Sr. Collections Manager, David Catania. Please read our loan policy first.

  • Whom do I contact about requesting data or images?

    Contact our Sr. Collections Manager, David Catania. Please see our policy on data and image requests.