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California Academy of Sciences

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The California Academy of Sciences is home to engaging exhibits, charismatic live animals, and a fascinating team of scientists and presenters working to explore, explain, and sustain the diversity of life. Through formal and informal education programs, the Academy fosters scientific literacy among teachers and learners of all ages. 

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Programs by California Academy of Sciences

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Waddle like a Penguin

Penguins don’t fly, but they still share features with all birds: Wings, a Beak, and Feathers, Oh My! In a live, interactive, web-based program...


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Rainforest Meals: Adaptations for Eating

Rainforests are filled with animals of many shapes and sizes. All of these animals, from insects to mammals, need food to survive. Explore the...


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Calling Planet Heroes: Food Choices

Planet Earth is an incredible—and unique—place in our solar system. It is the only planet that supports a diverse system of life! Earth has been...


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Jacqueline Benitez   distancelearning@calacademy.org
55 Music Concourse Dr
San Francisco CA 94118
United States


Primary Disciplines

The programs of California Academy of Sciences cover:

Title I

Awards, Quotes, Testimonials

"I want to thank you for the great experience you provided for my class yesterday. They absolutely loved it! They couldn't stop talking about it for the rest of the day. I appreciate how patient and thorough you were in answering their questions."

"SO AWESOME! Thank you so much for making it happen with our boys. They were so excited and couldn't stop saying how cool they thought the experience was."

“This program was a wonderful opportunity to speak and learn from an actual scientist working in his field of interest. The students really enjoyed the experience thoroughly. The program was a welcome break from having my students always depend on me for science information.”

“This was a great opportunity for our small rural school to interact with the Academy using our technology.”

“This program completely aligned with the first grade science standards.”

“Not only did it add to our science curriculum by allowing us to explore penguins' environment and habitat and unique features as a member of the bird family, but we used penguins as a theme for our art program and our creative/poetry writing.”