Australian lungfish Methuselah gets fed by hand at the Academy

Methuselah is our Australian lungfish—and she just might be the oldest fish in any public aquarium on Earth.

Forest fire

Academy scientists are trying to understand what happens when we reintroduce fire to forests.

We're using genomics to understand more about beetles, seahorses, scorpion venom and other organisms!

Jean DeMouthe was the queen of museum collections, especially geology—gems and minerals.

Malaysia expedition

Academy scientists are working with local scientists in Penang, Malaysia to survey a very special rainforest.

Scorpion fluorescing

Scorpions are lurking in your backyard (really!). Don't worry, they're relatively harmless (and adorable!).

Highly endangered cycads fetch a high price and the ancient plants are being stolen at an alarming rate.

See why Academy scientists journeyed to the western Pacific to study Palau's surprisingly pristine coral reefs.

Academy scientists join the 2017 March for Science.


The Academy's addition to the Rainforest exhibit creates the perfect conditions for butterflies and moths.


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