Our work doesn’t stop with discovering life on Earth—we’re also helping to sustain it.
As a public museum, aquarium, and research institution, the Academy has the unique opportunity to raise awareness about biodiversity—and contribute to critical conservation efforts.
The Academy's Steinhart Aquarium has a long and successful history of participation in captive breeding programs. From colorful tanager hatchlings in the rainforest and charismatic penguins in African Hall, to graceful cephalopods never before bred in captivity, each has a fascinating story behind it.
1/24 update: Penguin chick Stanlee joins our African penguin colony! Hatched in-house in November, she's the latest (and cutest) breeding program success story.