Explore our history through our collections and archives, and delve into the work of our biologists’ groundbreaking conservation and community science efforts.
Then, learn how you can form more sustainable habits with our resources.
Founded in 1857, the Chicago Academy of Sciences is one of America’s oldest scientific institutions. Our collections have been built since that time and have been used to help define human understanding of nature, ecology, and the diversity of life in the United States.
Dig into our scientists’ wide-ranging conservation work, from Blanding’s turtles to regal fritillary butterflies.
Learn more about our citizen science initiatives, from butterflies to dragonflies to frogs, and how you can get involved.
Check out our resources for improving your sustainability around your home, talking to kids about climate change, and including native plants in your garden!