California Academy of Sciences

The City should be able to find a solution for those opposed to keeping Golden Gate Park’s JFK Drive free of cars on Saturdays during the summer. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

The City is open to closing JFK Drive

Two years ago, this month, Heather Miller was killed bicycling through Golden…

 

“Twilight Zone: Deep Reefs Revealed” at the California Academy of Sciences showcases findings made by divers using new technology that takes them 500 feet beneath the ocean's surface. (Courtesy Luiz Rocha)

Cal Academy’s ‘Twilight Zone’ takes viewers to unknown depth

The ocean is far easier to get to than space, yet scientists…

 

“Incoming!,” the up-to-the-minute Morrison Planetarium show, delves into the past, present and future of the cosmos. (Courtesy California Academy of Sciences Visualization Studio)

Planetarium’s ‘Incoming’ shows fascinating impact of asteroids

With so much chaos on Earth, there’s never been a better time…

 

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Cal Academy’s beloved wetsuit-wearing African penguin dies

A spunky, 33-year-old African penguin with his own Wikipedia page and book…

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Strong winds, seasonal migration likely cause of dead whales on beaches

The dead whale that washed up on a Point Reyes National Seashore…

COURTESY  PHOTOOtters feast on purple sea urchins in "Habitat Earth

‘Habitat Earth’ spotlights human-ecological connections

"Habitat Earth" opens with a stunning shot: an aerial view of the…

COURTESY  PHOTOOtters feast on purple sea urchins in "Habitat Earth
COURTESY PAUL SOUDERThe grand-prize winning image in “BigPicture” at the California Academy of Sciences is Paul Souders’ “The Luckiest Penguin.”

Nature photography show a first at Cal Academy

“BigPicture,” the first major photo exhibition in the California Academy of Sciences’…

COURTESY PAUL SOUDERThe grand-prize winning image in “BigPicture” at the California Academy of Sciences is Paul Souders’ “The Luckiest Penguin.”
courtesy photoThe entrance to the California Academy of Sciences exhibition “Skulls” showcases a skull of an African bull elephant.

Skulls head nifty Academy of Sciences show

As if it weren’t enough to cover a 90-foot-long wall with 431…

courtesy photoThe entrance to the California Academy of Sciences exhibition “Skulls” showcases a skull of an African bull elephant.
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California Academy of Sciences appoints new executive director

The California Academy of Sciences announced today the appointment of its new…

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SF moves forward with plan for Academy of Sciences outdoor seating pavilion

Visitors to the California Academy of Sciences could soon have a new…

Courtesy photoDivers plunge into Steinhart Aquarium's Philippine Coral Reef every day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Academy of Sciences holding free day for aquarium anniversary

The most spectacularly renovated component of the California Academy of Sciences, Steinhart…

Courtesy photoDivers plunge into Steinhart Aquarium's Philippine Coral Reef every day at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
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July 29: 'Built for Speed' and other S.F. events

Who's in town Best-selling novelist Cathleen Schine talks about her new book,…

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Courtesy PhotoGrown Folk

Grown Folk scoring wild night at Cal Academy

Call in the baby-sitter. Rising Montreal production duo Grown Folk is curating…

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Courtesy PhotoCool caribou: Orion

Join in the reindeer games at the California Academy of Sciences

Orion has enormous antlers, but Polaris’ much smaller ones are of particular…

Courtesy PhotoCool caribou: Orion
Courtesy PhotoWonder of wildlife: Reproduction is the theme of “Animal Attraction” at the California Academy of Sciences. Among the creatures in the exhibition’s 18 tanks are orange spotted filefish

Animals playing mating game at academy

If you think love bites, be glad you’re not a praying mantis.…

Courtesy PhotoWonder of wildlife: Reproduction is the theme of “Animal Attraction” at the California Academy of Sciences. Among the creatures in the exhibition’s 18 tanks are orange spotted filefish
Courtesy photoBig guy: Videos explaining the science of snow are screening in the Snowman Theater at the California Academy of Sciences.

California Academy of Sciences is rockin’ the holidays

Watching two reindeer in the California Academy of Sciences’ East Gardens on…

Courtesy photoBig guy: Videos explaining the science of snow are screening in the Snowman Theater at the California Academy of Sciences.

Warm up for Outside Lands at the Academy of Sciences

This weekend will bring a slew of bands to San Francisco for…

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s unlikely green building taking shape

In 2002, you could have called it a building destined to never…

Academy of Sciences scientists discovering new species on Earth

There is a planet, with some evidence of intelligent life, where the…

Darwin Awards creator talks stupid deaths

On the eve of famed naturalist Charles Darwin’s birthday, author of the…