The Academy has reopened the public floor, research collections, labs and offices. As of September 2022, Covid-19 safety protocols remain in effect. Protocols for back-of-house visitors include wearing a mask as well as providing proof of full vaccination (boosted, if eligible). For additional inquiries and to schedule a research visit, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our invertebrate collections originally focused on California and Baja California, then broadened to the entire Pacific Coast (from Alaska to the Galapagos Islands), and are now worldwide in scope. Our diatom collection remains the best-documented and third largest in the world. Our mineral collection includes meteorite and gemstone holdings, while our fossil collection's strengths highlight ammonites from northern California, and fossil fish and Foraminifera from the western United States.