• 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) later this spring, 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.

The Academy is reopening to the public on March 17! Explore our reopening page to reserve tickets, view health and safety information, and browse an extensive FAQ.

Upcoming Events

April 15th at 7:00 pm

Learn how visual artists have helped further our understanding of the unseeable, from the 1500s to today.

April 22nd at 7:00 pm

Get inspired by people and organizations changing both the health of the environment and their communities.

April 29th at 7:00 pm

Explore the field of geology and a few of the ways the ground beneath our feet affects our lives—and vice versa.

May 6th at 7:00 pm

Meet tiny thermophiles and other living organisms that have adapted—and thrive—in extreme environments.

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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