An arthropod extravaganza is buzzing into the Academy! Celebrate our 6- and 8-legged friends in a new exhibit with mega-models, specimens, and more.
Ancient. Irreplaceable. And now on view! Peek into the past in a new exhibition featuring fascinating specimens from the Academy's vast research collections.
Is anybody out there? In our newest planetarium show, see how surprising discoveries about life on Earth could help us detect alien life light years away.
THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+
Wonder what our animals get up to once the sun goes down? Find out at the Academy’s weekly event that celebrates the unusual intersection of art and science.
From psychedelic sea slugs to limbless amphibians, Academy scientists added 70 eye-popping new plant and animal species to the tree of life this year.
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Keep up with your favorite creatures by visiting for free all year long—and support our research, education, and access initiatives while you're at it.