California Academy of Sciences

At the California Academy of Sciences you can explore an aquarium, a planetarium, and a natural history museum–all under one living roof. Established in 1853 and completely rebuilt in 2008, the California Academy of Sciences hosts over 26 million specimens making it one of the ten largest natural history museums in the world!

Did you know?

  • The Morrison Planetarium at the California Academy of Sciences features the largest completely digital planetarium in the world.
  • The Steinhart Aquarium is home to around 40,000 animals (of over 900 seperate species), including the world’s deepest living coral reef tank, a four-level rainforest dome, and many more awe-inspiring exhibits.


California Academy of Sciences 

Article written by Sarah Wyland

Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.