Let the Wonder Begin
Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history in a dramatic addition to Tusher African Hall. Learn more
Explore the jolting science behind plate tectonics, which shape the planet and impact our lives. Learn more
Find Nemo inside the world’s deepest coral reef exhibit, and meet nearly 40,000 live animals from around the world. Learn more
The Natural History Museum
Explore how life evolved on Earth, and what we can do to help conserve its diversity. Learn more
Fly through space and time, and gain a new perspective on the planet we call home. Learn more
Programs & Events
Thursday, March 13, 6–10 pm
Shoot and score as NightLife transforms into an after-hours arena.
Explore how light from distant galaxies is revealing secrets about our Universe.
Saturday, March 15, at 2:00 pm
Celebrate space with a special guest from NASA.
Academy Photo Competition
BigPicture welcomes professional-level nature, wildlife, and conservation images.
Wednesday, March 19, 7:00 pm
The Pritzker Lecture Series welcomes Geology Collections Manager Jean DeMouthe.
Daily at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Watch as a diver plunges into the world’s deepest coral reef exhibit.
Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1:30 pm
Learn about our shallow reef residents’ family tree, and watch a feeding.
Three times daily
Get an insider’s perspective on Academy research, Collections, and animal care.
Daily at 1:15 pm
Find everything from dino bones to shark jaws in the Naturalist Center’s collection.
News & Highlights
Patterns of Fluid Movement
Researchers have discovered nature’s rule for flexible propulsion.
New Khan Academy Course
Explore our new, free-for-everyone biodiversity course—available worldwide.
31 Days of Thank-Yous
Join us for members-only programs, offers, and events throughout March.
A Colorful Past
A new study plots “melanosome explosion” against the origin of feathers.
Sea Slug Savant
Get to know Terry Gosliner, Senior Curator of Invertebrate Zoology.
Watch our penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams.
Sharks and Rays in Trouble
A new report finds 25 percent of sharks, rays, and chimera are at risk.
Learn about our work in the Philippines, and how you can support typhoon victims.
Retrace humanity’s path from our African origins to our spread across the globe.
Dispatch from Ethiopia
The Academy’s Meg Lowman reports from Ethiopia on local conservation efforts.
Double Discount for Members
Members Save 20% on all merchandise during the month of March.
Conserving Water and More
Learn how to start small and work toward big, sustainable changes.