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.
New & Featured
Explore lessons integrating art and science from the de Young and the California Academy of Sciences.
Tune in to a free, live webinar on September 7, September 8, October 5, or October 6.
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.
In this unit, we’ll explore how people are coming up with innovative energy alternatives for a brighter future.
Go on a virtual expedition to the Philippines and learn to inquire about the secret lives of sharks and rays.
Field Trip Planning
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Field trips are available year-round for formal California school groups of students in grades pre-K through 12.
Low-income school groups and youth-serving organizations can apply for a field trip transportation subsidy.
Starting September 30, you can marvel at nearly 400 dazzling specimens from the Academy's geology collection!
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!
Upcoming Teacher Workshops
Demystify the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in this beginner's-level workshop.
Join us to explore the Geology 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.
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!
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San Francisco residents enjoy free admission on designated weekends each spring and fall, according to zip code.
Looking for media-rich educational resources on energy and climate? Look no further!