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Look Who You Might Run Into
Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.
Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder
Grab your costume and have yourself a ghoulishly great time trick-or-treating your way through the Academy!
Watch as blacktip reef and bamboo sharks gather around for a lively, biologist-led feeding.
Come in costume & see a drag show with hostess of horror Peaches Christ! Presented by Bay Area Science Festival
Toddlers and their caregivers learn about new animals during hands-on activities.
Carl Zimmer reports from the frontiers of biology, where scientists are expanding our understanding of life.
- #00000050Academy Expeditions
We go to great depths—nearly 500 feet below the surface—to document biodiversity, including this rainbow anthias (Sacura speciosa).2014 Philippine Biodiversity Expedition
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.
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