Virtual activities for real-life wonder

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Academy @ Home

Enjoy an eclectic array of livestreams and distance learning resources, from Virtual NightLife and Breakfast Club to our ever-popular penguin webcams.
LIVESTREAMING EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 11:30 AM PT

Big Astronomy

Explore Chile’s giant telescopes and meet the people behind the lenses in the Academy’s newest planetarium show.
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20+ exhibits to preview online

TEMPORARILY CLOSED

'Tis the Season for Science

Guess who's galloping into the East Garden? A pair of reindeer! Say hello to our dashing duo at the Academy's annual outdoor celebration.
TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Venom

Encounter an electrifying assortment of over a dozen venomous animal species in the aquarium’s newest exhibit.
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Become a member

Join or renew today and enjoy unlimited access to the museum you love, all year long—and support world-changing science while you're at it.
ACADEMY RESILIENCE FUND

Make a critical donation

The impact of the Academy's 7-month closure is profound. Donations of all sizes will us come back stronger.
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GIVING TUESDAY
All gifts matched through December 1!
For a limited time, you can make a matched Giving Tuesday gift to support the Academy’s animal residents. All gifts up to $50,000 will be doubled to make twice the impact for our penguin colony—but only until midnight on December 1.