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Look Who You Might Run Into

Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.

Creature Closeups Gallery


Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

March 27th at 1:00 pm

Build an ecosystem from the ground up and discover which surprising animals support towering redwood trees.

For Kids
March 27th at 1:30 pm

Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.

For Members
April 2nd at 9:30 am

Be one of the first to see our brand-new exhibition exploring the biology and cultural significance of whales.

April 6th at 7:30 pm

Learn what Hubble ST has taught us about the formation of stars and planets in our Galactic neighborhood.

For Adults
April 8th at 7:30 pm

If you can change your brain, you can change your life and neuroscience is showing the scientific evidence.

For Kids
April 10th at 6:00 pm

Listen to the evening songs of rainforest birds and sing “twinkle twinkle” to a sea star.

Explore our Library of Life

Our research collections include specimens from each of the world’s oceans and all seven continents. Take a peek at some of our oldest, rarest, and most amazing finds.

Specimen Spotlights Gallery


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