While the Academy is closed, inspiration is open. Whether you’re searching for STEM activities for the kids or just want to keep tabs on your favorite Academy creatures, we've curated an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

This week's livestreams (all times PT):

This week: Have a howling good time this Thursday at an especially toothsome NightSchool.

NightSchool: Wolves

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Coastal Wolves
March 11 at 7:00 pm

Get to know the wolf, one of North America’s most iconic terrestrial mammals and important predators.

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

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Aquarium Zoom Background

New year, new backgrounds! Download four beautiful new video backgrounds to spruce up your digital habitat.

Training Our Rays

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Academy biologist uses feeding stick to reward blue-spotted ray

An Academy biologist uses a feeding stick to reward a blue-spotted ray.

Learn more about how Steinhart Aquarium biologists keep the rays in Reef Lagoon happy, healthy, and stimulated.

Watch: Our video collections are optimized for K-12, but binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, soar with our stingrays, dive our coral reef, or visit the Farallones via live webcam.

Best of 2020 Livestreams

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Collage of covers from the 9 most popular livestreams of 2020

75+ episodes and 9 months later, we're humbly highlighting 10 of 2020's most popular livestreams. Enjoy!

Big Astronomy

Moody night shot of giant Chilean telescope with Big Astronomy wordmark

Explore Chile’s giant telescopes in the Academy’s newest planetarium show, livestreaming every Wednesday.

Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with STEM activities and resources.

Skywatcher's Guide: January-March 2021

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Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski

Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.

Distance Learning

Educator with stuffed penguin

Meet Academy educators online from your home or classroom via interactive livestreams for K-8 students.

Science Lesson Plans

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A smartphone, scissors, and scotch tape atop multicolored construction paper

Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.

Play: Brain need a break? De-stress with these digital delights. (Warning: You may still learn something.)

Specimen Spotlights

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A sawshark specimen forms the shape of a circle against a dramatic black background

Take a peek at some of the oldest, rarest, and most amazing specimens in the Academy's research collections.

Cornucopia

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Cornucopia game

In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

Seek by iNaturalist

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A smartphone with the Seek app on screen identifying a plant

This kid-friendly app makes citizen science simple and fun. Earn badges for your plant and animal observations!

Fish

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