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California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences will delight natural history and science enthusiasts.
California Academy of Sciences

FAQs for California Academy of Sciences

  • When was the California Academy of Sciences created?
    The California Academy of Sciences was founded in 1853 as a scholarly society. It is thus the oldest scientific institution of the western part of the USA. At its inception, it was named the California Academy of Natural Sciences. It was not until 1868 that the institution became known as the California Academy of Sciences.

  • What can you see in the Kimball Museum?
    In addition to the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium and rainforest, the academy houses a natural history museum named Kimball. This part of the institution exhibits works tracing the evolution of life. The skeletons of prehistoric animals are among the wonders you can see.

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