The Academy has reopened, 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's livestreams (all times PT):

This week: Space out with an all-star assemblage of Mars experts during NightSchool.

NightSchool: Missions to Mars

April 8 at 7:00 pm

With multiple spacecraft headed to the Red Planet this year, we’re taking a look at missions past and future.

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.

My Backyard

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The world right outside your door is surprisingly wild. Become a backyard naturalist with over two dozen activities for kids ages 4-8.

Spring Forward: A Science Soiree

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April 22 at 7:00 pm

Continue your Earth Day celebration after sunset at a virtual event debuting the Academy's bold new initiatives.

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

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.

Skywatcher's Guide: January-March 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

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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.)

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

Aquarium Zoom Background

New year, new backgrounds! Download four beautiful new video 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

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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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