Build an ecosystem from the ground up and discover which surprising animals support towering redwood trees.
Look Who You Might Run Into
Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.
Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder
Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.
Be one of the first to see our brand-new exhibition exploring the biology and cultural significance of whales.
Get ready for film screenings, filmmaker talks, and cinematic surprises with the SF International Film Festival.
Learn what Hubble ST has taught us about the formation of stars and planets in our Galactic neighborhood.
If you can change your brain, you can change your life and neuroscience is showing the scientific evidence.
- #00000070Live Penguin Cams
Native to the coasts of South Africa and Namibia, these flightless birds have an important conservation story to tell.
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.
Learn about our current initiatives, and access tools and resources to support your work.