Applications for the 2016-17 school year are now open. To apply, please prepare up to 5 preferred visit dates and prioritize your program choices.
We are excited to welcome you, your students, and their families to the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Enhanced Museum Visits for Students Program. The program aims to provide all 4th and 5th grade students in San Francisco, as well as the teachers and families who support them, with quality science and sustainability education opportunities.
The Rock Fund Program is open to all 4th and 5th grade classes in the city of San Francisco, including public, private, and parochial schools.
Each of the following features is designed to support participation:
- Free field trip bus transportation for school groups not within walking distance
- Free educational field trip programs* led by professional educators
- Free teacher workshops and hands-on classroom resources
*We have Bilingual Educators! Let us know if any students or chaperones in your class might benefit from activities taught in: Cantonese, Mandarin, or Spanish.
To connect families with fun learning opportunities outside of the classroom, the Rock Fund program also provides the following perks:
- A pass entitling each student unlimited free admission through August 31, 2017
- A one-time free family pass to the Academy, and a bilingual activity book for each student
- Free Family Nights held at the Academy in partnership with your school, with multilingual options
Interested in serving as a teacher liaison for your school for one of our Spring 2017 Family Nights? Let us know.
Find a field trip
Sept-Dec: Look closely and think critically as you examine plants and pollinators from a rainforest ecosystem.
Sept-Oct 2016: We invite your students to become virtual space travelers of our universe...in 3D!
Select Thursdays: Dive with sea otters, explore life hidden within soil, and see networks of life!
Sept-May: Check out carbon, the building block of plants and fossil fuels, and the way it cycles through Earth!
Nov-May: Become a virtual space traveler and chart your course to the edge of the solar system!
Nov-Dec:Dig into our shell collection to see how scientists use mollusk populations to examine change over time.
Sept-Oct, May:Using scientific tools, explore and discover the biodiversity of tiny animals in Golden Gate Park.
Jan 12, 2017: Become a virtual space traveler and chart your course to the edge of the solar system—in Spanish!
Jan-May: Get up close and personal with our coral specimens, and discover why they are so colorful.
Helpful resources for planning your group's visit to the Academy.
The Enhanced Museum Visits for Students Program is generously supported by the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Fund.