• The rainforest dome and Living Roof of the California Academy of Sciences at twilight
    The California Academy of Sciences is not your average venue.
  • A view of the penguin colony inside African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences
    Home to an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum…
  • View of the California Academy of Sciences' main entrance at sunset
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  • The Amazon Flooded Forest tunnel's underwater view of the rainforest at the California Academy of Sciences
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  • The Piazza at the California Academy of Sciences decorated for the Big Bang Gala
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The world's largest living indoor coral reef. An awe-inspiring 75-foot planetarium. A four-story tropical rainforest. All inside architect Renzo Piano's iconic masterpiece.   

When you host an event at the Academy, you're not just treating your guests to a jaw-dropping setting and best-in-class service and support—you're helping to make our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life a tangible reality.

Learn more about our 15 incredible venues, and get inspired about partnering with the greenest museum on Earth.   

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