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Look Who You Might Run Into

Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.

Creature Closeups Gallery

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Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

Explore our Library of Life

Our research collections include specimens from each of the world’s oceans and all seven continents. Take a peek at some of our oldest, rarest, and most amazing finds.

Specimen Spotlights Gallery

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Discover Fascinating Science Stories

Learn more about our research and explore science news from the Academy and beyond.

Incoming!

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Our newest planetarium show explores asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.

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Live Webcams

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Be mesmerized by sharks and rays, tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.

Daily Program

Penguin Feeding

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Three African Penguins
October 23 at 10:30 am
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Meet our African penguin colony and get your questions answered by one of our Academy biologists.

Mezcal NightLife

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May 5 at 6:00 pm

Learn about the history & flavorful future of mezcal at NightLife’s spirit-focused celebration of Cinco de Mayo!

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Color of Life

Color of Life

In nature, color is so much more than just décor.

DIY Science

Exploring Earthquakes

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Learn about earthquakes—why they happen, how they’ve shaped the Bay Area, and what to do to prepare for them.

Academy Expeditions

Science Today

Science Today

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