Pushing the Limits: Built for Speed
Creative design and boundary-breaking technology helped make ORACLE TEAM USA the world’s fastest sailboat in the 2010 America’s Cup World Series. This video highlights some details for the winning AC45 catamaran–which was suspended from the ceiling between the Swamp and the Piazza during our exhibit Built for Speed, summer 2013.
© Oracle Team USA
At a depth of 25 feet and holding 212,000 gallons of water, the Philippine Coral Reef is the deepest exhibits of live corals in the world.
The Academy is the first to publicly display the Larger Pacific Striped Octopus, a little-known species with surprisingly social habits. Aquarium biologists are studying these curious cephalopods in an effort to understand their group dynamics, reproductive patterns and territorial behaviors. Check out this rare and remarkable species, on display in the Academy’s Animal Attraction aquarium gallery.
Discover how Orca O319 came to the Academy. The skeleton was articulated during the Academy's Built for Speed exhibition. It is currently on display above the Tyrannosaurus rex near the front entrance to the California Academy of Sciences. The full story of Orca 0319, from beach stranding to display at the Academy can be found here http://video.calacademy.org/details/588
Visit 'Tis the Season for Science
Meet live reindeer and learn how they survive and thrive in the Arctic. Experience indoor snow flurries, a Snowman Theater, festive programs and more.
Nov. 27 - Jan 5, 2014
iGEM students talk about their experiences with the Genetically Engineered Machine competition, a nation wide contest for undergraduate college students. This Connect with a Scientist talk was part of the Brilliant Science! festival programming.