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

Please note: In response to the latest COVID-19 guidelines and information from local and state public health authorities, the Academy will be temporarily closed to the public, effective March 12 at 5:00 pm. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Academy soon!

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Virtual Event: Unlock the secrets of the universe—without leaving home!
August 26, 2020
Donors are invited to join the Morrison Planetarium team and special guest, Manuel Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, on an inside visit to the largest machine ever built, the Large Hadron Collider. Join this family-friendly virtual event featuring content from the new giant screen film Secrets of the Universe and Q&A with our scientists and special guest.