Photo of a diver in the Academy's Philippine Coral Reef exhibit

Be mesmerized by stingrays, schools of tropical fish, and waddling penguins. Our webcams stream 24 hours a day.

Live Penguin Cams

Penguin preening

Watch our penguins swim, flirt, and nest on three live webcams. Native to the coasts of South Africa and Namibia, these flightless birds have an important conservation story to tell.


Reef Lagoon Cam

Four rays fly gracefully past the camera

With our new, high-definition webcam, you'll enjoy ogling the 10+ species of graceful rays and tropical fish living in Reef Lagoon.


Philippine Coral Reef Cam

View of a diver inside a school of colorful fish

Made up of more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is home to the world’s richest diversity of tropical marine life. Be mesmerized by the brilliant colors of our tropical fish through this live webcam.


Farallon Islands Cam

Farallon Islands

Get a rare view of the Farallon Islands' craggy peaks and rocky shorelines and scan the islands for marine mammals and birds. Our high-definition webcam is newly restored and now streaming live from a lighthouse atop Southeast Farallon Island.


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Winter 2017 membership offer fine print

*Special Offer Details

Purchase, renew, or gift an Academy membership by January 8, 2018, and receive up to three complimentary general admission tickets to the California Academy of Sciences. Offer available for Individual, Individual Plus, Community Value, Senior levels (1 ticket), Family and Family Plus levels (2 tickets), and Associate level (3 tickets). Complimentary tickets are valid for one year from date of purchase of new or renewing membership and have no cash value. Offer is not retroactive and may not be combined with other offers.