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Look Who You Might Run Into

Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.

Creature Closeups Gallery

Jellyfish

Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder

March 5th at 12:40 pm

Life flourishes in the most inhospitable places. Journey to environments where these hardy creatures thrive.

March 5th at 1:00 pm

Build an ecosystem from the ground up and discover which surprising animals support towering redwood trees.

March 5th at 6:00 pm

Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to explore the wonderful world of microbiology.

For Kids
March 7th at 6:00 pm

Listen to the evening songs of rainforest birds and sing “twinkle twinkle” to a sea star.

For Members
March 8th at 10:15 am

See what our coastal neighbors like to nibble on in this presentation about animals of the California coast.

For Members
March 15th at 10:15 am

Join our biologists for a live feeding of our albino alligator and find out what he eats for breakfast.

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.

Specimen Spotlights Gallery

Frog

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