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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

Jellyfish

Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

For Members
March 3rd at 8:45 am

Get a rare glimpse of our elusive giant Pacific octopus during feeding time.

March 3rd at 12:40 pm

Life flourishes in the most inhospitable places. Journey to environments where these hardy creatures thrive.

March 3rd at 1:00 pm

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

March 4th at 7:30 pm

More than 100 trillion microorganisms live in our bodies collectively known as the human microbiome.

March 5th at 6:00 pm

Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to explore the wonderful world of microbiology.

For Kids
March 7th 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

Frog

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