The Academy is open, but our commitment to digital access is still going strong. Explore this page for an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

New! Dive into a stellar suite of learning resources for our newest planetarium show.

NightSchool: Swamp Party

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September 15 at 7:00 pm

We’re throwing a party dedicated to Claude the American alligator and the freshwater swamps he calls home.

Science @ Home

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Make science exciting for kids with an array of themed activity packs, each featuring a week's-worth of content.

Living Worlds for Educators

The planet Earth surrounded by a symbolic firework display.

What forms might life take in the Solar System and beyond? In the Academy’s newest original planetarium show, see how a deeper understanding of Earth might help us locate other living worlds, light years away.

Skywatcher's Guide: October-December 2022

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Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski

Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.

New Science Profiles

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Photo collage of LGBTQ+ scientists of color

Learn more about each of the 23 LGBTQ+ women and gender minority scientists of color profiled in New Science.

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

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.

Video Library

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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.

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

Skywatcher's Guide: October-December 2022

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Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski

Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.

Distance Learning

Educator with stuffed penguin

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.)

BigPicture: Natural World Photography

BigPicture 2022 grand prize winning photo by Karine Aigner depicting a cactus bee mating ball

Bee Balling by Karine Aigner (Grand Prize winner)

 

Still pictures will move you in an exhibition of the year's best nature, wildlife, and conservation photography.

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

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Aquarium Zoom Background

Download over a dozen beautiful Academy-themed video and photo backgrounds to spruce up your digital habitat.

Cornucopia

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Cornucopia game

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

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!

Fish

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