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Celebrate and support Thriving California at the Academy's annual gala!

Big Bang | Thriving California
Thursday, April 18, 2024 | 6 pm-12 am

6 pm: Cocktail reception
7 pm: Keynote speaker
8 pm: Gourmet dinner
8:30 pm-12 am: Party After Dark

Celebrate the marvels of our state's diverse ecosystems, from majestic coastlines to breathtaking peaks, at Big Bang on Thursday, April 18, 2024. We invite you to join us for an evening showcasing the Academy's Thriving California initiative, which harnesses scientific data and mobilizes communities to fight climate change, stop biodiversity loss, and advocate for nature across the state. Hear from leading scientists as they discuss their conservation research in collaboration with local communities, educators, and land stewards, while indulging in a sustainably-sourced uniquely California dining experience, followed by Party After Dark.

Event Co-Chairs: Dan Janney & Noelle Montgomery

More information to come soon!


Please consult with your tax advisor about directing a donation to the Academy from a donor-advised fund when you may receive something of more than incidental value in return, such as event benefits or museum membership. Additionally, in the unlikely event that the event does not occur, your generous support will be considered an unrestricted contribution to the California Academy of Sciences. Thank you for your support.

For more information, please contact:
Nicha Leaser, Associate Director, Donor Events
(415) 379-5423