While the exhibits and events featured below are not currently available due to the Academy’s temporary closure, we hope the content will get you excited about planning a visit in the near future. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy our Academy @ Home digital resources and join us for Academy Breakfast Club livestreams every week!
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Cozy up with a curated array of webcams, games, videos, and DIY activities that will help you stay learning and engaged while the Academy is temporarily closed.
Academy experts are live every week! Tune in on Wednesday at 10 for a peek into the (tiny) world of nudibranchs.
Our gala is going virtual. Zoom into Big Bang: Live Online on April 23 at 7 pm—registration is free!
Encounter an eye-catching array of venomous species in the Academy's all-new aquarium exhibit, coming soon.
Discover your place in the cosmos in the Academy's exhilarating new planetarium show. Multiple showtimes daily.
Meet Claude—our albino American alligator—and learn why his southeastern habitat is so unique. 3:30 pm daily.
Become an ocean chemistry expert in this exploration of the connection between sea, sky, and you. 2:15 pm daily.
Learn about our charismatic African penguin colony from an Academy biologist. 10:30 am and 3 pm daily.
Gliese 1132b is a planet 39 light years away, slightly larger than Earth and circling a red dwarf star—could life survive on such a world?
Could the most common type of star host habitable planets? Find out from UC-Berkeley astronomer Gibor Basri.
Come face-to-fin with 40,000 animals—from deep-sea oddities to Claude, our albino American alligator.
Our 75-foot, all-digital dome displays one of the most accurate and immersive Universes ever created.
Step inside a living four-story rainforest, home to free-flying tropical butterflies and birds.
Explore hands-on exhibits, fascinating specimens, and the latest research conducted by Academy scientists.
Marvel at nearly 400 dazzling and dramatic gem and mineral specimens from the Academy's geology collection.
Descend into the twilight zone, where sunlight is scarce and every dive yields surprising discoveries.
Live animals and hands-on exhibits reveal the significant role color plays across a vibrant spectrum of species.
Alligator snapping turtles and colorful freshwater fish circle the albino American alligator known as Claude.
Watch reef fish dart through colorful forests of coral while giant rays sail gracefully under your feet.
Explore our evolutionary history while surrounded by dioramas of African wildlife and splashing penguins.
Rolling hills and 1.7 million plants create an oasis for native species atop the Academy's 2.5-acre living roof.
Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history by studying skull casts, interactive maps, and more.
Discover how animals have evolved fascinating methods of living in and out of water.
Get a glimpse of the richness right off our coast and gaze at rockfish, eels, a giant Pacific octopus, and more.
Watch Academy scientists prepare specimens and conduct real research at this unique hybrid of exhibit and lab.
Curiosity Grove is a colorful California forest-themed playspace designed to help young imaginations soar.
Curious minds and vivid imaginations welcome at our hub for exploration—featuring games, specimens, and more.
Get up close and personal with the coastal creatures that call California tidepools home.