While the Academy is closed, inspiration is open. Whether you’re searching for STEM activities for the kids or just want to keep tabs on your favorite Academy creatures, we've curated an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

This week's livestreams (all times PT):

This week: Let the Academy be your post-inauguration decompression content delivery system.

NightSchool: Moths & Butterflies

January 21 at 7:00 pm

NightSchool dedicates an evening to colorful, flutterful, scale-winged moths and butterflies.

Science @ Home

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Make science exciting for kids with an array of themed activity packs, each featuring a week's-worth of content.

Watch: Our video collections are optimized for K-12, but binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.

Animal Webcams

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Frolic with our penguins, soar with our stingrays, dive our coral reef, or visit the Farallones via live webcam.

Best of 2020 Livestreams

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75+ episodes and 9 months later, we're humbly highlighting 10 of 2020's most popular livestreams. Enjoy!

Big Astronomy

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Explore Chile’s giant telescopes in the Academy’s newest planetarium show, livestreaming every Wednesday.

Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with STEM activities and resources.

Pocket Almanac 2020

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Download our 2020 Pocket Almanac to stay up-to-date on eclipses, meteor showers, satellite spottings, and more.

Distance Learning

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Meet Academy educators online from your home or classroom via interactive livestreams for K-8 students.

Science Lesson Plans

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Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.

Play: Brain need a break? De-stress with these digital delights. (Warning: You may still learn something.)

Specimen Spotlights

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Take a peek at some of the oldest, rarest, and most amazing specimens in the Academy's research collections.

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

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Add a splash of science to your video calls with over a dozen downloadable Academy-themed virtual backgrounds.

Seek by iNaturalist

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This kid-friendly app makes citizen science simple and fun. Earn badges for your plant and animal observations!


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