The Academy has reopened, but our commitment to digital access is still going strong. Explore this page for an eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

This week's livestreams (all times PT):

This week: Douse that dry spell during Thursday's rainforest-themed NightSchool.

NightSchool: Rainforests

amazon rainforest
May 13 at 7:00 pm

Explore the tropical rainforests of the world with a session dedicated to these iconic and important ecosystems.

Love Letters

2 African penguins look at a red felt heart against a bright yellow background
If you've missed us the way we've missed you, send a Love Letter to your favorite Academy animal—or human!

Science @ Home: Rockets & Rovers

Strawkets craft against light green background

Aspiring rocket scientists ages 8-11 are invited to blast off to other worlds for crafts, activities, and more.

Animal Webcams

Underwater photo of African penguin swimming with fish in mouth
Frolic with our penguins, soar with our stingrays, dive our coral reef, or visit the Farallones via live webcam.

Digital Membership

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Become a charter digital member for exclusive science programming and on-demand content for less than $7/month.

Watch: Our video collections are optimized for K-12, but binge-worthy for science-lovers of all ages.

Learn: Turn your living room into a classroom—or science lab!—with STEM activities and resources.

Skywatcher's Guide: April-June 2021

Geminid meteor shower

Geminid meteor shower, 2012 © Mike Lewinski

Know what's up with Morrison Planetarium's Skywatcher's Guide—a quarterly compendium of heavenly happenings.

Distance Learning

Educator with stuffed penguin

Meet Academy educators online from your home or classroom via interactive livestreams for K-8 students.

Science Lesson Plans

A smartphone, scissors, and scotch tape atop multicolored construction paper

Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.

Play: Brain need a break? De-stress with these digital delights. (Warning: You may still learn something.)

Downloadable Zoom Backgrounds

Aquarium Zoom Background

New year, new backgrounds! Download four beautiful new video backgrounds to spruce up your digital habitat.


Cornucopia game

In this game, students level up the farm with green technology to meet the space and water needs of their crops.

Seek by iNaturalist

A smartphone with the Seek app on screen identifying a plant

This kid-friendly app makes citizen science simple and fun. Earn badges for your plant and animal observations!


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