One day just isn’t enough. Join us in a celebration of our planet all April long—at the Academy, online, and in your community. From pay-what-you-can admission on Academy Day on April 4 to local bioblitzes during City Nature Challenge on April 26-29, this page is your home base for exploring your home planet.

City Nature Challenge

Child in purple rain boots stands next to a Northern California tidepool with anemones and starfish

Join our annual global community science event to find, document, and share urban biodiversity!

Academy Day

A docent shows scientific specimens to young guests during Academy Day 2023

Join us for a celebration of our anniversary every April 4, featuring a science fair, animal programs, and more.

Earth to NightLife

Earth to NightLife
April 25 at 6:00 pm

Attention Earthlings: our planet's calling & it's time to answer. Join us for a night of community & activism.

At the Academy

Spring in the Garden

Toddler plays at Riveropolis water activity at Spring in the Garden at the Academy

Bring your wild things to the Academy for Riveropolis, Bugtopia, and other hands-on programs. March 9-April 28.

A Solar Eclipse Across America


Everything you need to know about watching the solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, at the Academy or at home.

Youth Action for the Planet

Leadership Design Council group photo

We're growing a global youth movement to regenerate the natural world. Join our Earth Day pop-up on April 21!

Big Bang: Party After Dark

Image of Party After Dark poster

Party with a purpose at the Bay Area's best afterparty of the year. April 18, 2024; 21+. Tickets on sale now!

Wherever you are

Resilience & Regeneration

Banner image for Resilience and Regeneration member talk at the Academy
April 3 at 4:00 pm

Donor event: Hear about recent Great Barrier Reef dives and solutions for regenerating coral reefs globally.


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

NightSchool is currently paused, but you can press play on 94 (!) recorded livestreams on our YouTube playlist.

SF Climate Week

Fog-shrouded Golden Gate Bridge. Photo by Leo Visions

April 21-27: Explore local and global solutions to the climate crisis. Program details coming soon!


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