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.

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.

Upcoming events

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy soon!

Eastwood Associates Appreciation
Wednesday, February 24 | 2-3PM

To thank and honor our Eastwood Associates, the Academy’s legacy giving society, we host a special program to provide insider updates, say thank you, and show our appreciation. Eastwood Associates are those who have disclosed their intentions to provide for the future of science through a beneficiary designation in their will, trust, IRA, or with other assets.

This year Scott D. Sampson, PHD, will share the Academy’s new strategic vision. Participants will be able to join through their computers or listen by telephone and will receive a care package in advance of the event. After the program, we will have chat rooms set up to let those who wish to stay to connect with their Academy friends and provide ways to offer feedback on the new vision.

Please RSVP by February 12 to receive the link to the event and your mailed care package.

To receive future event invitations directly, or to learn more about how you can include the Academy in your estate plan, please contact us at We look forward to working with you.

Legacy of Hope
Spring 2021
Twice a year, 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 collection managers. You can submit questions to the speakers in advance or ask them during our live presentation.

Previously, these events were offered in-person. Now we are able to bring them to you virtually. You can view our past programs here:
November 2020: Adapting Together for an Evolving Future
May 2020: Preserving History for the Future

Living Worlds: The Search Begins Morrison Planetarium show premiere
Summer 2021
Details to be announced.