The Academy is open, but our commitment to digital access is still going strong. Explore this page for an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

This week: Only a few days left for local high schoolers to enter our poster contest!

Science @ Home: Rainforests

Kids' craft of a sloth made of clothespins

Ascend into the rainforest canopy for a week of science crafts, activities, coloring, and videos for ages 4-8.

Science @ Home: Snakes

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Enjoy a ssssensational selection of 16+ snake-themed activities designed to delight reptile-lovers ages 8-11.

New Science Profiles

Photo collage of LGBTQ+ scientists of color

Learn more about each of the 23 LGBTQ+ women and gender minority scientists of color profiled in New Science.

Digital Membership

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Become a charter Digital member for exclusive science programming and on-demand content for less than $7/month.

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

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, soar with our stingrays, dive our coral reef, or visit the Farallones via live webcam.

Video Library

Methuselah the lungfish gets a chin scratch by an Academy biologist

Press play on the latest discoveries, animal insights, and "aha!" moments from Academy scientists.

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

Skywatcher's Guide: July-September 2021

Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski

Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.

Distance Learning

Educator with stuffed penguin

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

Science Lesson Plans

A smartphone, scissors, and scotch tape atop multicolored construction paper

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.)

BigPicture: Natural World Photography

Kangaroo and joey in a burned eucalyptus plantation. Photo by Jo-Anne McArthur

Hope in a Burned Plantation by Jo-Anne McArthur // Grand Prize winner

Embark on a visual odyssey of 2021's best nature, wildlife, and conservation photography—now open daily!

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

Aquarium Zoom Background

Download over a dozen beautiful Academy-themed video and photo backgrounds to spruce up your digital habitat.


Cornucopia game

In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

Seek by iNaturalist

A smartphone with the Seek app on screen identifying a plant

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


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