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: Fish fans won't want to miss Breakfast Club's tour of our ichthyology collections.

NightSchool: The Fossil Record

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October 22 at 7:00 pm

Journey back in time to the beginnings of the solar system and learn why life on Earth looks like it does today.

Big Astronomy

Moody night shot of giant Chilean telescope with Big Astronomy wordmark

Explore Chile’s giant telescopes and meet the people behind the lenses in the Academy’s newest planetarium show.

Chasing Ghosts

A sphinx moth hovers to pollinate a ghost orchid at night

Don't miss bioGraphic's short film about ghost orchids—it won big at 2020's Jackson Wild Media Awards!

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

Animal Webcams

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Frolic with our penguins, soar with our stingrays, dive our coral reef, or visit the Farallones via live webcam.

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

Pocket Almanac 2020

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Cover image of 2020 Morrison Planetarium Pocket Almanac

Download our 2020 Pocket Almanac to stay up-to-date on eclipses, meteor showers, satellite spottings, and more.

Distance Learning

An Academy educator leads a distance learning class in front of a webcam

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

Science Lesson Plans

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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.

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

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Aquarium Zoom Background

Add a splash of science to your video calls with over a dozen downloadable Academy-themed virtual backgrounds.

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!

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