Awe-inspiring exhibits for explorers of all ages

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OPEN DAILY

Venom

Encounter a potent array of over a dozen venomous animal species from assassin bugs to scorpionfish in the aquarium’s newest exhibit.
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OPEN DAILY

Sharks

Discover the beauty, complexity, and vulnerability of our ocean's misunderstood apex predators in the Academy's new exhibit, created by Grande Experiences.
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Events and activities to kick-start your curiosity

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HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS AGES 4-11

Science @ Home

Young explorers can embark on self-guided science journeys with free activity packs focused on a different theme every month.
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SELECT THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+

NightLife is back!

You're probably overdue for a nocturnal adventure. Join us every other Thursday for creatures, cocktails, and the magic of the museum at night.
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World-changing science starts here

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REGENERATING THE NATURAL WORLD

Our new strategic plan

We envision a healthier, more resilient, and wilder world within a generation. Explore our new mission, vision, and initiatives to see how we'll get there.
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MEMBERSHIPS START AT $99

Join, renew, or donate

Celebrate the Academy's reopening by visiting for free all year long—and supporting our biodiversity research, education, and access initiatives while you're at it.
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MATCHING GIFT OPPORTUNITY
All donations matched through June 30!
The Academy is still experiencing significant budget shortfalls due to our closures during the pandemic. But that hasn’t deterred us from launching a bold new strategy to address our planet’s ecological crisis. Please give today to help us turn our vision into reality.