Awe-inspiring exhibits for explorers of all ages

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OPEN DAILY

New Science

Intersectional identities make us stronger—and science better. Meet LGBTQ+ women and gender minorities of color in STEMM in a new exhibit and online gallery.
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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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THURSDAYS | 6-10 PM | 21+

NightLife is back!

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

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OUR WORK

Mission: Regeneration

To stop biodiversity loss and fight climate change, we must regenerate critical ecosystems—and see ourselves as part of, not apart from, the natural world.
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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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