We welcome all educators, near and far. Looking for teaching resources? Hope to bring your class on a field trip? You've come to the right place.
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In this free film, you'll follow the paths of asteroids and comets that have collided with Earth.
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Watch humanity's 200,000-year migration using this interactive map of archeological, genetic, and climate data.
Join us for a live broadcast for African Penguin Awareness Day.
You can reduce your carbon footprint just by changing the way you get around!
Explore the adaptations for eating in some amazing rainforest animals and closely observe the skulls of a few!
How is the development of human population centers linked to the development of agriculture?
Field Trip Planning
© Mario Sánchez Prada
Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
Find detailed educator guides that will help you link our exhibits to your curriculum.
Starting September 30, you can marvel at nearly 400 dazzling specimens from the Academy's geology collection!
Upcoming Teacher Workshops
© World Fish
Join us to explore the Coral Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.
© Neil Palmer (CIAT)
Join us to explore the Rainforest Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.
Join us to explore the Astronomy Kit and become eligible to borrow this classroom resource.
Popular Resource Collections
Adaptations, food webs, structure and function, genetics, ecosystem dynamics...so much to learn!
You'd be surprised by the astronomy you can learn with a light source, some painter's tape, and play doh.
Earthquakes, the carbon cycle, natural resources, human impacts on the planet, and more!
Plan NGSS Professional Learning for Your Peers
What exactly is a Performance Expectation?
Explore how the CCCs progress across grades and can be used to draw different ideas out of the same content.
The Disciplinary Core Ideas prioritize moving away from the “mile wide, inch deep” model of science learning.
News & Special Offers
Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!
Photo: Travis Wise
San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each spring and fall, according to zip code.
Find out how you can bring hands-on science, maker or technology programs into your Bay Area classroom.