From deep sea to deep space, your Academy ticket is your passport to science adventures. Explore our exhibits, public programs, events, and more.
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Encounter an eye-catching array of 12+ venomous species, from scorpions and jellies to spiders and snakes.
Celebrate Lunar New Year with Lion and Dragon Dance performances by UC Berkeley's Cal VSA Lion Dance team!
Join a discussion at the Commonwealth Club on Feb. 28 about the power of images to change how we see the world.
See what’s revealed once the sun goes down and explore the nocturnal side of the Academy.
How can the increasing number of satellites in low Earth orbit be managed? NASA is developing ways for them to cooperate with each other.
NASA is testing ways for satellites to work together in the increasingly-crowded space in low Earth orbit.
Come face-to-fin with nearly 60,000 animals—from deep-sea oddities to Claude, our alligator with albinism.
The interior of Morrison Planetarium—one of the world's largest all-digital domes.
Experience the cosmos from the Academy's all-digital, 75-foot planetarium dome. Reservations required.
Journey through a living 4-story rainforest, home to free-flying butterflies and birds and giant Amazonian fish.
Explore hands-on exhibits, fascinating specimens, and the latest research conducted by Academy scientists.
"Kitty," our California saber-toothed cat (Smilodon californicus) fossil, was collected from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.
Peek into the past in an all-new exhibition of nearly 800 objects from the Academy's research collections.
Marvel at nearly 400 dazzling and dramatic gem and mineral specimens from the Academy's geology collection.
Our colorful new mini-exhibition brings our three regeneration initiatives out of the field and into the museum.
Live animals and hands-on exhibits reveal the significant role color plays across a vibrant spectrum of species.
Get a glimpse of the richness right off our coast and gaze at rockfish, eels, anemones, sharks, and more.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ women and gender minorities of color working in STEMM in an exhibit kiosk and online gallery.
Explore a Southeastern swamp habitat, home to snapping turtles and our beloved alligator with albinism, Claude.
Watch reef fish dart through colorful forests of coral while giant rays sail gracefully under your feet.
Explore our evolutionary history while surrounded by dioramas of African wildlife and splashing penguins.
Rolling hills and 1.7 million plants create an oasis for native species atop the Academy's 2.5-acre living roof.
Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history by studying skull casts, interactive maps, and more.
Discover how animals have evolved fascinating methods of living in and out of water.
Activate your kids' curiosity about the natural world in our outdoor nature play and exploration space.
Young imaginations soar in this colorful, California forest-themed playspace. Open daily, 10 am-4 pm.
Welcome to the Academy's hub for exploration, with books, games, specimens, and more. Open daily; hours vary.