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
Interact with experts, animals, collections, and exhibits over the internet to visit the Academy virtually.
Taking notes in science doesn't mean just copying what's on the board.
Our award-winning planetarium shows are now available for educators to stream directly to your classroom!
Setting aside time for reflection allows your students to recognize their own learning.
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
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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.
Use notebooks to help students learn actively during field trips.
Videos of the Month
To feed our growing world, we need innovative solutions.
Billions of years ago, Earth had supercontinents—land masses made of multiple continents merged together.
Real-time air traffic reveals travel patterns occurring on timescales far more rapid than species migration.
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!
News & Special Offers
Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!
Come face to face with spooktacular skulls ranging in size from a bat to a bear—and even bigger!
Enter this free classroom competition teaching kids about water for a chance to win a $3,500 classroom grant!