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Science @ Home
Got some science-loving small frys at home? Keep them engaged with an all-new array of themed activity packs created for kids ages 4-11, packed with guided videos, hands-on crafts, and real experiments. New packs published every month!
Since we're all spending a lot more time closer to home these days, it's a great opportunity to get to know what grows, growls, squeaks, and squawks in your own local habitat. Take a trip to your backyard or local park to discover the secrets behind the scenery you see every day.
Swamps, bogs, marshes, and other wetlands may be muddy, but they serve a squeaky-clean purpose: Filtering water, nurturing important species, and protecting communities from flooding and sea level rise. Venture into the swamp to experience these eerie ecosystems.
From iridescent blue morphos to migrating monarchs, butterflies are captivating case studies in evolution and adaptation, and a vivid introduction to the world of insects. Prepare for takeoff into a week of activities celebrating the full spectrum of these colorful creatures.
Heads up! It’s time to turn our attention to the heavens. Voyage into the cosmos with this curated collection of interactive videos, crafts, and projects sure to make all-stars out of young astronomers throughout the universe.
Chances are, your 4-8-year-old has a lot in common with coral reefs: Active, frenetic, and constantly in motion! Temporarily tame their antics with an immersive introduction to the wonders of the reef, featuring a variety of coloring, crafting, and guided video activities.
Covering less than 1% of the ocean but home to more than 25% of all marine species, coral reefs are essential to the healthy functioning of our planet. Learn more about these unique ecosystems with over 16 activities organized around a different coral reef theme each day.
We love penguins for their charisma and cuteness—and with a colony of African penguins living right here at the Academy, we’re the perfect place to observe and appreciate them. Dive into over a dozen activities to learn more about penguin care, conservation, and, of course, chicks.
The health and safety of our guests and staff is our top priority. In accordance with local and state public health guidelines, the Academy is closed to the public until further notice. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.