California Academy of Sciences
San Francisco

California Academy of Sciences

The new and transformed California Academy of Sciences blends groundbreaking architectural brilliance with a commitment to sustainable design, surrounded by the natural beauty of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.

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With a total of 12 unique event spaces over three floors, the Academy is ideal for catered events of all sizes from a seated dinner party of 100 to 3,000 guests throughout the entire museum.

Beginning with the impressive T-Rex skeleton that dominates the main lobby area, the Academy is full of dazzling venue options for hosting private events, corporate gatherings, fundraisers and more. Mingle with more than 38,000 live sea animals near a Technicolor live coral reef; make a toast to the stars from the Academy’s Living Roof; celebrate amidst fascinating living dioramas and exhibits depicting the natural wonders of the African continent; transport guests to a galaxy far, far away in the Planetarium; or swing by to say hello to Claude, the swamp’s ever-popular Albino Alligator. 

For corporate meetings with more than cocktails and dancing on the menu, the Academy offers a Board Room that’s well suited for business lectures and presentations, plus a Forum space with Gallery and Theater, and the Planetarium with Theater.

Winner of a Double LEED Platinum Award, the California Academy of Sciences is committed to energy efficiency and preserving the natural world.

As a certified Bay Area Green Business, Global Gourmet Catering is proud to be a preferred green caterer for the California Academy of Sciences.

What We Love About This Venue
An amazing place to host any kind of corporate event. The exhibits and expanse of the building lends itself to a multiple ways of showcasing a private event and the Academy’s treasures. The exhibits are truly unique and the green, sustainable aspect of the venue make it THE place to host an catered event in San Francisco.

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