OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 22
An arthropod extravaganza has buzzed into the Academy! Celebrate our multi-legged friends in a new exhibition with models, games, specimens, and more.
OPEN THROUGH JANUARY 8
This winter, warm your spirits at our annual celebration of all things cold! Frolic under flurries, experiment in the Ice Lab, and revel in live music and magic.
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.
THURSDAYS, 6-10 PM, 21+
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.
For two Bay Area teens, a passion for iNaturalist and a collaboration with Lauren Esposito, PhD, led to the discovery of two new-to-science scorpion species.
MEMBERSHIPS START AT $99
Keep up with your favorite creatures by visiting for free all year long—and support our research, education, and access initiatives while you're at it.