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: Prepare your little Claude-lovers for a sojourn into Southeastern swamps.
Immerse yourself in the incredible biodiversity of swamps through interactive videos, creature crafts, and more.
Live, weekly mini-classes with Academy experts! Next up: Wildfires with UC Berkeley's Kendall Lee Calhoun.
Get a crash course in anthropology—from human evolution to human cultures, past and present.
Meet 4 spectacular new species (out of a whopping 213!) added to the tree of life in 2020 by Academy scientists.
Join our planetarium presenters on Facebook for interstellar insights and activities from the final frontier.
Watch: Our video collections are optimized for K-12, but binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.
75+ episodes and 9 months later, we're humbly highlighting 10 of 2020's most popular livestreams. Enjoy!
Explore Chile’s giant telescopes in the Academy’s newest planetarium show, livestreaming every Wednesday.
No planetarium? No problem. We've made some of our award-winning dome shows available to enjoy from home.
Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with STEM activities and resources.
Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski
Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.
Meet Academy educators online from your home or classroom via interactive livestreams for K-8 students.
Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.
You already have everything you need to embark on a DIY science adventure! Includes activities for K-12.
Play: Brain need a break? De-stress with these digital delights. (Warning: You may still learn something.)
Experience an awe-inspiring exhibit of 2020's best nature, wildlife, and conservation photography.
Take a peek at some of the oldest, rarest, and most amazing specimens in the Academy's research collections.
Add a splash of science to your video calls with over a dozen downloadable Academy-themed virtual backgrounds.
This kid-friendly app makes citizen science simple and fun. Earn badges for your plant and animal observations!