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Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

Pierre the penguin

Watch Penguins Live

Meet our African penguins and watch them swim, waddle, and dine—our webcams stream live from the Academy 24/7.

Exhibit

Steinhart Aquarium

Jellyfish

Dive into one of the most biodiverse and interactive aquariums in the world, home to nearly 40,000 live animals.

Special Event

SuperNatural Halloween 2017

SuperNatural 2017 halloween party at the Academy of Sciences

On October 28, trick-or-treat your way through the Academy at night among eerie animals and spooky specimens.

Planetarium Show

Dark Universe

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Dark Universe
September 5 at 12:30 pm
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Explore two of today's greatest cosmic mysteries—dark matter and dark energy. Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Every Thursday

NightLife

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The Academy transforms after dark with live music, cocktails, and a different theme every week for adults 21+.

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Our mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

Explore

In the lab and in the field, our scientists study the diversity and interconnectedness of life on Earth.

Our Work

Explain

Our team of science educators creates free resources for teachers and students worldwide.

Educator Center

Sustain

We’re investing in scientific research and technologies to protect and restore coral reefs.

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