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: Virtually voyage to Chile for the world premiere of Big Astronomy on 9/26.

Big Astronomy

Moody night shot of giant Chilean telescope with Big Astronomy wordmark

Explore Chile’s giant telescopes and meet the people behind the lenses in the Academy’s newest planetarium show.

NightSchool: Sea Otters and the Bay

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sea otter
September 24 at 7:00 pm

Squee! Learn about the past and future of sea otters in the Bay and get a peek into the Mammalogy collections.

Skywatcher's Guide: July-September 2020

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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.

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.

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

Pocket Almanac 2020

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Cover image of 2020 Morrison Planetarium Pocket Almanac

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

Distance Learning

An Academy educator leads a distance learning class in front of a webcam

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

Science Lesson Plans

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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.)

Specimen Spotlights

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A sawshark specimen forms the shape of a circle against a dramatic black background

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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Aquarium Zoom Background

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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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!

Fish

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