Awe-inspiring exhibits for explorers of all ages

Girl jumping from log to log with Nest structure in background of Wander Woods exhibit
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Wander Woods

Something wild has sprouted in the East Garden! Our new playspace sparks young imaginations with climbable boulders, leapable logs, and buildable dens.
A dwarf lionfish stares menacingly at the camera
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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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Events and activities to kick-start your curiosity

Interior of Morrison Planetarium with scene from Living Worlds on screen
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Living Worlds

Is anybody out there? In our newest planetarium show, see how surprising discoveries about life on Earth could help us detect alien life light years away.
Photo collage of Claude the alligator with albinism against a starry sky
THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+

NightLife

Wonder what our animals get up to once the sun goes down? Find out at the Academy’s weekly event that celebrates the unusual intersection of art and science.
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World-changing science starts here

Underwater photo of Limacia inesae sea slug by Miguel Pontes
BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH

70 new species in 2021!

From psychedelic sea slugs to limbless amphibians, Academy scientists added 70 eye-popping new plant and animal species to the tree of life this year.
A masked adult couple look at a giant rockfish in the California Coast exhibit
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