Be moved by an exhibition of the year's best nature photography—and join us for a panel discussion on the power of images at the Commonwealth Club on Feb. 28.
Encounter an array of over a dozen venomous animal species from scorpionfish to assassin bugs to fire urchins in this potent Steinhart Aquarium exhibition.
Everything we are was written in the stars. Discover the celestial origins of the building blocks of life in the Academy's newest original planetarium film.
THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+
Wonder what our animals get up to once the sun goes down? Find out at the Academy’s weekly event that illuminates the unusual intersection of art and science.
Academy researchers roam the world looking for new animal and plant species. Join us on their journey from observation to confirmation to conservation.
MEMBERSHIPS START AT $99
Keep up with your favorite creatures by visiting for free all year long—and support our research, education, and access initiatives while you're at it.
Please note: The planetarium will be closed for maintenance February 26-28.