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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"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.
A new installation in African Hall by artist Walter Kitundu interrupts a familiar presentation of biodiversity.
Explore the Academy at night alongside nearly 40,000 live animals.
Enjoy an overnight at the museum at this kid-friendly favorite. Don't sleep on this one—tickets sell out fast!
Bee Balling by Karine Aigner (Grand Prize winner)
Still pictures will move you in an exhibition of the year's best nature, wildlife, and conservation photography.
Come face-to-fin with nearly 40,000 animals—from deep-sea oddities to Claude, our alligator with albinism.
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.
Experience Northern California's epic natural wonders—including a 7.9-magnitude earthquake in the Shake House.
Marvel at nearly 400 dazzling and dramatic gem and mineral specimens from the Academy's geology collection.
Descend into the twilight zone, where sunlight is scarce and every dive yields surprising discoveries.
Celebrate LGBTQ+ women and gender minorities of color working in STEMM in a new exhibit and online gallery.
Live animals and hands-on exhibits reveal the significant role color plays across a vibrant spectrum of species.
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.
Get a glimpse of the richness right off our coast and gaze at rockfish, eels, anemones, sharks, and more.
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.