Science of SpongeBob

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A partnership with Nickelodeon

Discover the science that inspired Bikini Bottom!

Join the Natural History Museum and Nickelodeon Our World as we plunge even deeper into the Science of SpongeBob!

Celebrate 25 years of SpongeBob SquarePants by discovering the science behind your favorite Bikini Bottom characters and their underwater world. Enjoy fun and educational content exploring marine biology, ocean conservation, and more through engaging videos featuring NHM’s science experts and our porous pal. Plus, get hands-on with DIY activities at home and catch up on virtual events with our Museum Educators. Are you ready, kids? Aye, aye, Captain!

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Did you know? Lobsters can live to be 200 years old and produce millions more eggs than younger lobsters.

Uncover Ancient Bikini Bottom


Meet the Experts

Bikini Bottom was built with a lot of imagination, but also a lot of science! At NHM, many of our scientists plunge into the world of ocean animals, studying everything in the sea from teeny tiny crustaceans to fish of all sizes, and whales, which include some of the largest animals that have ever lived. Meet your guides to ocean life below:

A partnership between NHM and Nickelodeon

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