Discover nature’s secret language in Color of Life, a major new exhibit at the Academy. Immerse yourself in a symphony of color and view the world through the eyes of an animal, visualizing how color communicates, attracts, and camouflages in the natural world. Opens June 12. Learn more at www.calacademy.org.
- - - The California Academy of Sciences is the only place in the world with an aquarium, planetarium, natural history museum, and four-story rainforest all under one roof. Visit us online to learn more and to get tickets: http://www.calacademy.org.
The Academy's team of science journalists brings you breaking news about the latest discoveries, the hottest research topics, and more. Newly produced HD podcasts are available on a weekly basis. Learn more about the stories behind the news, link to supplementary resources, and engage in an ongoing dialog with other Academy community members. Produced by Viz Studio.
Meet the Academy's colony of African Penguins! Learn all about these adorable (and endangered) animals on our website: http://www.calacademy.org. Want more penguins? The Academy's live streaming Penguin Cams are available on your phone! Get a live view of our African penguin exhibit anywhere, anytime with our Pocket Penguins app: http://bit.ly/PocketPenguins
About Penguins at the Academy:
The Academy participates in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association's Species Survival Program for African penguins, aimed at conserving this species in the wild. In 2010, the International Union for Conservation of Nature classified the species as endangered, or at very high risk of extinction in the wild. African penguin populations are threatened by competition with commercial fishing operations, guano removal, oil spills, and predation by feral cats.
Take an expedition with us to investigate the amazing diversity of life on this planet. Learn what biodiversity is, why it is important, where it is found, how it comes into existence, how you study it, why it is threatened, and how it can be protected.