July 20, 2012 by Bay Nature
The California Academy of Sciences is dedicated to exploring, explaining, and protecting the natural world. Under one roof, the Academy houses the Steinhart Aquarium, Morrison Planetarium, and Kimball Natural History Museum. It is an international center for scientific education and research that is at the forefront of efforts to understand and protect the diversity of Earth’s living things. The Academy's new building, scheduled to open on September 27, 2008, incoporates state-of-the art sustainable features including a living roof.