Explore this page for an eclectic array of livestreams, science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

Explore our latest picks for at-home and livestreaming science content.


A face-on view of Claude the albino alligator at the Academy showing his teeth

Explore our new blog for animal stories, science updates, and aha! moments from the Academy and beyond.

Coastal Cleanup Day: McLaren Park

Volunteers clean up trash at a California park during Coastal Cleanup Day
September 30 at 10:00 am

Join us for some good, not-so-clean fun at our McLaren Park Cleanup on Saturday, September 30, from 10 am-1 pm!

Science @ Home

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Make science exciting for kids with an array of themed activity packs, each featuring a week's-worth of content.

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.

Watch: Our video collections are binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.


aBright blue bioluminescent organisms swirl in a wavy pattern behind a white NightSchool logo.

One hour, three experts, and endless connections. Every third Thursday, we’re exploring something entirely new.

Video Library

Methuselah the lungfish gets a chin scratch by an Academy biologist

Press play on the latest discoveries, animal insights, and "aha!" moments from Academy scientists.

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

Skywatcher's Guide: July-September 2023

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

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.)

Macro Color

Macro photograph of a golden iridescent beetle

See color on a different scale as you zoom in on butterfly wings, iridescent beetles, bird feathers, and more.


A tree frog stares at the camera from behind a tree trunk

Explore the Academy's award-winning online magazine for in-depth reporting from the world's wildest places.

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

Aquarium Zoom Background

Download over a dozen beautiful Academy-themed video and photo backgrounds to spruce up your digital habitat.


Cornucopia game

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


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