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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A NEW EXHIBIT CREATED BY GRANDE EXPERIENCES

Sharks

Discover the beauty, complexity, and vulnerability of our ocean's most misunderstood apex predators in the Academy's newest exhibit, opening May 28.
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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 returns May 13!

It's been 60 Thursdays since we last NightLifed with you—but the dry spell is over! Join us 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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