Discover the beauty, variety, and vast complexity of our connections to the network of life that surrounds us.
Look Who You Might Run Into
Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.
Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder
Dig into the myths and hidden meanings behind the color spectrum.
Meet some of the Academy’s most spectacular residents and learn about their surprising survival adaptations.
Learn why harbor porpoises, absent for over 50 years, are finally returning to the San Francisco Bay.
Join astronauts, scientists, educators, and space enthusiasts for a special day all about asteroids.
- #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.