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  • A stunning orange crocoite specimen from the Academy gem and mineral collection
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Visit an aquarium, planetarium, and natural history museum—all under one living roof.

Pierre the penguin

Watch Penguins Live

Meet our African penguins and watch them swim, waddle, and dine—our webcams stream live from the Academy 24/7.

Exhibit

Steinhart Aquarium

Jellyfish

Dive into one of the most biodiverse and interactive aquariums in the world, home to nearly 40,000 live animals.

Exhibit

Osher Rainforest

Madagascar Day Gecko

Step inside a living four-story rainforest, home to free-flying tropical butterflies and birds.

Planetarium Show

Expedition Reef

A spotted moray enjoys a teeth cleaning from a shrimp and a wrasse in this Expedition Reef still

Dive into the breathtaking beauty of coral reefs in the Academy's newest original planetarium show.

Every Thursday

NightLife

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The Academy transforms after dark with live music, cocktails, and a different theme every week for adults 21+.

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Our mission is to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.

Explore

In the lab and in the field, our scientists study the diversity and interconnectedness of life on Earth.

Hope for Reefs

Explain

Our team of science educators creates free resources for teachers and students worldwide.

Environmental Literacy Initiative

Sustain

We’re building a blueprint for a sustainable future by reimagining our food, water, and energy systems.

PlanetVision
Frog

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