California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Swamp Talk
California Academy of Sciences

Get your feet wet with Academy educator Melissa as she leads you on a tour of the cypress swamp habitat at the Academy.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Coral Reefs (Ages 4-8)
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Chances are, your 4-8-year-old has a lot in common with coral reefs: Active, frenetic, and constantly in motion!

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - All About Alligator Snapping Turtles
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Their camouflage may allow them to blend into the background, but today our turtles take center stage. Learn more about the Academy’s three alligator snapping turtles and how they get along with their toothy roommate.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Skulls Head-to-Head
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Step into the Naturalist Center with Academy educator Katy as she demonstrates the differences and similarities between the skulls of an alligator snapping turtle and an American alligator.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Skull Sketch
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Zoom, spin, and rotate this 3D alligator snapping turtle specimen while practicing your skull-sketching skills…and keeping your fingers.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Snapping Turtle Chomper
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Oh, snap! Make an alligator snapping turtle with a worm-shaped tongue and practice “chomping” some fish.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Monarch Migration
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How do monarch butterflies manage to migrate to the same exact spot in Mexico, year after year? Turns out, the answer is in their antennae.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Butterfly Genome
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Academy researcher Durrell Kapan dug into butterfly DNA to unlock the secrets of butterfly mimicry.

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Butterfly Aria
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Sometimes nature just makes you want to sing. For Academy educator Kyle, that often means opera! Enjoy this theatrical celebration of an unusually musical monarch butterfly.

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California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Coral Nibbles
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While munching on real reefs is not recommended, it’s an absolute must when you make your own edible “coral polyps.”

California Academy of Sciences: Science @ Home - Coral Reef Symbiosis
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How do species interact on a coral reef?