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
Give the Gift of a Field Trip
Donate by Dec. 31 and help us reach our $100,000 goal!
Dec. 10 and 17
Don’t miss special members-only evening events to ring in the holiday season.
Friday, December 20, 12:30 pm
The Barker College Chamber Orchestra of Australia play the Piazza stage.
Natural World Photo Competition
From animals to landscapes, show us what on Earth you’ve photographed!
Witness some of the most creative and destructive forces in the Universe.
Daily at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm
Watch as a diver plunges into the world’s deepest coral reef exhibit.
Dive deeper with exclusive access to the aquarium or research collections.
Prepare for a wild night! Join a Penguins + Pajamas sleepover (ages 5+).
Saturday, Dec. 14 at 2:00 pm
Hear from Academy researchers about their latest discoveries.
News & Highlights
Learn about efforts to understand a mysterious disease that’s killing starfish.
Enjoy a high-definition video stream of the Philippine Coral Reef exhibit.
’Tis the Season for Science Collection
Celebrate the holidays with unique gifts and ornaments from the Academy store.
Find out what researchers are learning about the pace of evolution in butterflies.
The Aquarium’s director oversees the care of some 38,000 creatures.
Summer Systematics Institute
Hear what our most recent class of SSI interns discovered this summer.
Find out what drives so many animals to travel so far each fall (and spring).
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.
Send a custom greeting to your friends and family, and share a free gift.
Share the Wonder
Act now and receive a complimentary set of Academy Member notecards.
How Science Works
Broaden your knowledge with the Academy’s new, free iTunes U course.