Visit an aquarium, planetarium, rainforest, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.
’Tis the Season for Science
‘Tis the Season for Science: Life on Ice, the Academy’s annual holiday exhibit, celebrates the remarkable adaptations that allow Arctic and Antarctic animals to thrive in snowy ecosystems.
This year, see how another animal adapts to life on ice: You! Lace up your skates and take a spin around our newly expanded outdoor Holiday Ice Rink. With two extra-long skating sessions available daily, you’ll have plenty of time to perfect your form.
This exhibit closed on January 6, 2019. See you next season!
Holiday Ice Rink
Science and skating, intellect and endorphins, all in a day's Academy adventure! But get your skate on soon: The rink melts away after January 6!
Life on Ice
Learn how plants and animals brave the planet’s most extreme environments—and see how you stack up next to life-size models of polar bears and Emperor penguins!
Step inside a snowman-shaped digital dome theater for Science of Snow, a kid-friendly short film about the dazzling geometry of snowflakes.
Give the gift of discovery to all the science-lovers on your list.