#MuseumFromHome with Academy @ Home! 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.

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This week's highlights: Lively livestreams, at-home science, and copious color.

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, plunge into a coral reef, or visit the eerie Farallon Islands—all via live webcam.


A tree frog stares at the camera from behind a tree trunk

Explore the Academy's award-winning online magazine for in-depth reporting from the world's wildest places.

Macro Color

Macro photo of a colorful locust wing

See color on a different scale as you zoom in on butterfly wings, iridescent beetles, bird feathers, and more.

Big Bang: Live Online

Big Bang: Live Online

Our gala is going virtual! Join us for Big Bang: Live Online on April 23 at 7 pm. Registration is free!

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

Video Library

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.

Pocket Penguins App

Pocket Penguins iPhone app icon with two stylized penguins

Download our free app to stream our irresistible African penguin colony to your iPhone, Android, or AppleTV.

Special Live Events

Educator with stuffed penguin

View recordings of our interactive webcasts on everything from astronomy to zoology, designed for K-12 students.

Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with engaging, STEM-friendly activities.

The Cabinet

The underside of an iridescent stag beetle against a white background

Explore dozens of treasures from the Academy's scientific collections on our Tumblr profile.

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.


3D rendering of an antelope skull for Sketchfab

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

Play: Brain need a break? De-stress with these digital delights. (Warning: You may still learn something.)


Cornucopia game

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

Snapchat Lenses

An augmented reality sea turtle swims in front of the Philippine Coral Reef

Make your Snapchat experience more immersive with new coral reef-themed augmented reality (AR) lenses.


A woman uses the iNaturalist app in the woods to identify a plant

Identify species and add your observations to a growing citizen science database helping protect our planet.

GIFs Galore

GIF of Claude the albino alligator getting a shower

Texting and emailing more than ever? Delight your recipients with Academy animal antics from our GIPHY page.


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