#MuseumFromHome with Academy @ Home! 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.

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This week's highlights: Virtual dives, leaping lemurs, and lively livestreams.

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, dive into a coral reef, or visit the eerie Farallon Islands—all via live webcam.

Farming Insects to Save Lemurs

An adult lemur with a baby on its back rests in a tree in Madagascar

Via bioGraphic: A tasty new tactic is fighting malnutrition in Madagascar—and protecting its lemurs.

Big Bang: Live Online

Big Bang: Live Online

Our gala is going virtual. Zoom into Big Bang: Live Online on April 23 at 7 pm—registration is free!

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

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.

Local Scorpions

Scorpion fluorescing

Academy arachnologist Lauren Esposito explains why scorpions are not to be feared—and how they glow in the dark.

Special Live Events

Educator with stuffed penguin

View recordings of our interactive webcasts on everything from astronomy to zoology, designed for K-12 students.

Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with engaging, STEM-friendly activities.

Biodiversity Course

Biodiversity course wordmark

Embark on a virtual expedition around the world in this online course, featuring videos, quizzes, and more.

The Cabinet

The underside of an iridescent stag beetle against a white background

Explore dozens of treasures from the Academy's scientific collections on our Tumblr profile.

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.


A woman uses the iNaturalist app in the woods to identify a plant

Identify species and add your observations to a growing citizen science database helping protect our planet.

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


Cornucopia game

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


3D rendering of an antelope skull for Sketchfab

Zoom, spin, and glide around 3D scans of 700+ scientific specimens—including skulls, shells, and baskets.

Macro Color

Macro photo of a colorful locust wing

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

GIFs Galore

GIF of Claude the albino alligator getting a shower

Texting and emailing more than ever? Delight your recipients with Academy animal antics from our GIPHY page.


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