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.

Looking for coronavirus (COVID-19) info? Click here for resources, FAQs, and interviews with Shannon Bennett, PhD, the Academy's Chief of Science.

This week: Learn about COVID-19 from our in-house experts during Thursday’s NightSchool.

Claude Book Launch Livestream

Cover for Claude, The True Story of a White Alligator

Join us on 8/12 at 10 am PT for a livestream celebrating the launch of an all-new children's book about Claude!

Bioblitzes: Discover Nature

Getting a close-up look at an insect during a bioblitz

Join us via Zoom for a grassroots, physically distant bioblitz on August 16 to document species in your area!

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

Learning from Light

Screenshot from Learning from Light video with presenter pointing at sun against multicolored backdrop

Learn how astronomers use light to understand the composition of distant stars and planets.

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.

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

Distance Learning

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

Interact with experts, animals, collections, and exhibits over the internet to visit the Academy virtually.

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.)

Specimen Spotlights

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

Aquarium Zoom Background

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


A 3D scan of a complete mandrill skull

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

Seek by iNaturalist

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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