• Rainforest exterior
  • Aquarium
  • Trex
  • Claude
  • mantis shrimp
  • Rainforest
  • Aquarium
  • sea urchin

Creatures of the night—the Academy has you covered. While we prepare to welcome you back to NightLife (in person) in 2021, you can join our free virtual NightSchool programs on Thursday evenings! Drop in for these informal online "classes" that bring an eclectic mix of science and culture to you. Streaming live Thursdays at 7 pm PT (and available as recordings afterwards) on the Academy’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Please note: The Academy is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

Upcoming Events

March 4th at 7:00 pm

NightSchool is celebrating International Women’s Day and giving the spotlight to women in science.

March 11th at 7:00 pm

Get to know the wolf, one of North America’s most iconic terrestrial mammals and important predators.

March 18th at 7:00 pm

Hear thrilling tales of how scientists go to great lengths to get answers to their questions.

March 25th at 7:00 pm

Join us for an evening exploring the science of gray whales and their annual 10,000-mile journey.

Best of 2020 Livestreams

Get to know our new livestream series, Breakfast Club and NightSchool, with a list of 10 viewer favorites from 2020.

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