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Holiday Nights at the Academy

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December 6 at 6:30 pm
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Celebrate the holidays with a twist of science at our special family-friendly member nights.

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Be mesmerized by sharks and rays, tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.

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Penguin Feeding

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Three African Penguins
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Meet our African penguin colony and get your questions answered by one of our Academy biologists.

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Holiday Bazaar NightLife

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December 8 at 6:00 pm

’Tis the season to stuff those stockings and shop locally with a merry marketplace curated by SF Bazaar.

Planetarium Show

Incoming!

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Our newest planetarium show explores asteroids, comets, and the hard-hitting stories of our cosmic origins.

Virtual Learning

Science Today

Innovative Ravens

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Artist Jane Kim explains how ravens are a lot like humans in adapting to new environments.

Creature Closeup

Leafy Seadragon

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Leafy Seadragon

You’ll need sharp eyes to spot the leafy seadragon in the wild—it's virtually indistinguishable from kelp.

Science Today

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