Explore this page for an eclectic array of livestreams, science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

Explore our latest picks for at-home and livestreaming science content.

NightSchool: HEATED

A volcano erupts in a burst of orange, red, and yellow, and magma flows across the landscape
November 16 at 7:00 pm

Is it hot in here, or is it just the volcanoes, deep-sea vents, and scalding self-defenses of a tiny beetle?


A face-on view of Claude the albino alligator at the Academy showing his teeth

Explore our new blog for animal stories, science updates, and aha! moments from the Academy and beyond.

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, swim with our stingrays, and plunge into our coral reef via live webcam.

Science @ Home

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

Solar Eclipses Across America


Everything you need to know about watching the annular eclipse on October 14, 2023, at the Academy or at home.

Watch: Our video collections are binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.


aBright blue bioluminescent organisms swirl in a wavy pattern behind a white NightSchool logo.

One hour, three experts, and endless connections. Every third Thursday, we’re exploring something entirely new.

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: October-December 2023

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.)

Macro Color

Macro photograph of a golden iridescent beetle

See color on a different scale as you zoom in on butterfly wings, iridescent beetles, bird feathers, and more.


A tree frog stares at the camera from behind a tree trunk

Explore the Academy's award-winning online magazine for in-depth reporting from the world's wildest places.

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.


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