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 California Academy of Sciences is partnering with iNaturalist to enlist an army of citizen scientists working toward conservation efforts.
Heather Yager and Becky Morin Academy talk about their work as Academy Librarians and Archivists.
Venture into a new frontier in space exploration in this new planetarium show. Fly through distant galaxies, plunge into the atmosphere of the planet Jupiter, and learn how scientists are attempting to shed new light on dark matter and dark energy—mysterious components that account for 95% of our known Universe. Narrated by renowned astrophysicist and writer Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Show access included with General Admission.
Please remember: shows may not be appropriate for kids 6 and under, children 3 and under are not permitted.
January 31-October 9, 2014
The Morrison Planetarium can explore a universe of possibilities-- from distant stars to redwood leaves.