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California Academy of Sciences

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

California Academy of Sciences is a natural history museum based in San Francisco, CA that was founded in 1904. As of 2018 they had $85 million in revenue and $820 million in assets.

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Program areas at California Academy of Sciences

Exhibits and public engagement: more than 800 volunteers support the academy annually and provide a connection between the diverse bay area community and the academy's museum, research, and administration. The all- digital morrison planetarium uses scientific data to share current discoveries and present immersive shows. The earthquake exhibit (open through spring 2018) delves into the science of our dynamic planet and how to prepare for seismic events. The new giants of land and sea exhibit celebrates northern California's iconic natural phenomena like redwoods, marine mammals, and fog. The color of life exhibit explores the role of color in the natural world with vibrant live animals, specimens, and immersive interactives. Gems and minerals unearthed showcases specimens from the academy's renowned geology collection.

Aquarium: the steinhart aquarium is home to 38,000 live animals from around the world and hosts the largest and deepest indoor coral reef in the world. The four-story rainforest has free-flying birds and butterflies and exotic reptiles and amphibians. African hall is home to a colony of african penguins.

Biodiversity science and sustainability: the academy's institute for biodiversity science and sustainability (the "institute") is at the forefront of efforts to understand two of the most important topics of our time: the nature and sustainability of life on earth. The institute is home to more than 100 scientists, state-of-the-art facilities, and nearly 46 million scientific specimens from around the world. The institute also leverages the expertise and efforts of more than 100 international associates and 450 distinguished fellows. Through expeditions around the globe, investigations in the lab, and analysis of vast biological datasets, the institute's scientists work to understand the evolution and interconnectedness of organisms and ecosystems, the threats they face around the world, and the most effective strategies for sustaining them into the future. Through innovative partnerships and public engagement initiatives, they also guide critical sustainability and conservation decisions worldwide, inspire and mentor the next generation of scientists, and ...

Form 990s for California Academy of Sciences

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Jun 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 2, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 25, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 6, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for California Academy of Sciences

Total grants, contributions, etc.$46,533,162
Program services$25,731,427
Investment income and dividends$9,327,371
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$164,594
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$3,539,823
Net income from fundraising events$-506,399
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$1,389
Miscellaneous revenues$1,000,310
Total revenues$85,791,677

Vendors for California Academy of Sciences

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
RSM Us LLPTax accounting; Audit accounting2020-01-08
██████ ███Software2019-09-06
██████Content management system software2019-09-05
██████ ████████ ███████████Cleaning Services$439,8472018-06-01
████████ ███Exhibit Fabrication$725,0002018-06-01
██████████████████████ ███Tax accounting; Accounting Services$350,7772018-06-01
███ ████ ██████ ███Advertising Services$4,769,9932018-06-01
███ ██████ ███████ ███Research and Consulting$547,4912018-06-01
...and two more vendors

Personnel at California Academy of Sciences

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Ike KwonChief Operating Officer and Head of Government Affairs$250,530July 17, 2019
Mike McGeeInterim Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer$348,934July 17, 2019
███████ ██████Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer$301,991July 17, 2019
███████ ███████Interim Chief Philanthropy Officer-July 17, 2019
████ ███ █████Chief Human Resources Officer$206,471July 17, 2019
███████ ████████ ███Chief of Science, Harry W and Diana V Hind Dean of Science and Research Collections$266,638July 17, 2019
█████████ ███████Chief Public Engagement Officer, Roberts - Wilson Dean of Education$302,395July 17, 2019
█████████ ███████Director of Sales and Business Partn$180,730June 30, 2018
█████ █████Senior Director , Exhibits and Architec$225,825June 30, 2018
████ ████████Senior Director of the Steinhart Acq$191,178June 30, 2018
...and 11 more key personnel

Peer natural history and sciences museums

1Field Museum of Natural History501(c)(3)$123 millionChicago, IL
2Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia501(c)(3)$23 millionPhiladelphia, PA
3American Museum of Natural History501(c)(3)$205 millionNew York, NY
4Houston Museum of Natural Science501(c)(3)$41 millionHouston, TX
5Cleveland Museum of Natural History501(c)(3)$28 millionCleveland, OH
6Thanksgiving Point Institute501(c)(3)$22 millionLehi, UT
7Perot Museum of Nature and Science501(c)(3)$25 millionDallas, TX
8Denver Museum of Nature and Science501(c)(3)$63 millionDenver, CO
9Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh501(c)(3)$90 millionPittsburgh, PA
10Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum501(c)(3)$26 millionNew York, NY
11Science Museum of Minnesota501(c)(3)$41 millionSt Paul, MN
12Mystic Seaport Museum501(c)(3)$23 millionMystic, CT
13The Exploratorium501(c)(3)$51 millionSan Francisco, CA
14The Franklin Institute501(c)(3)$40 millionPhiladelphia, PA
15Museum of Science and Industry (MSI)501(c)(3)$54 millionChicago, IL
16Museum of Flight501(c)(3)$27 millionSeattle, WA
17The Tech Museum of Innovation501(c)(3)$26 millionSan Jose, CA
18California Science Center Foundation501(c)(3)$26 millionLos Angeles, CA
19Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)501(c)(3)$52 millionLos Angeles, CA
20Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco501(c)(3)$49 millionSan Francisco, CA
21Skirball Cultural Center501(c)(3)$22 millionLos Angeles, CA
22Oregon Museum of Science and Industry501(c)(3)$30 millionPortland, OR
23Museum of Science501(c)(3)$80 millionBoston, MA
24National Inventors Hall of Fame (NIHF)501(c)(3)$32 millionNorth Canton, OH
25Chicago Architecture Center (CAC)501(c)(3)$26 millionChicago, IL