Get a rare glimpse of our elusive giant Pacific octopus during feeding time.
Look Who You Might Run Into
Meet the insects, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals of our living collections.
Get Your Daily Dose of Wonder
Life flourishes in the most inhospitable places. Journey to environments where these hardy creatures thrive.
Build an ecosystem from the ground up and discover which surprising animals support towering redwood trees.
More than 100 trillion microorganisms live in our bodies collectively known as the human microbiome.
Go big this week as NightLife gets really, really small to explore the wonderful world of microbiology.
- #0e2f0250The Wilds of Madagascar
While forest conservation has traditionally focused on the largest organisms, Brian Fisher focuses on the glue that holds forests together.
- #00000050Live 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.