Applications for the 2015-16 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, 2016
- 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 2016 Family Nights? Let us know.
Find a field trip
Look closely and think critically as you examine plants and their pollinators from a rainforest ecosystem.
Dive with sea otters, explore life hidden within soil, and migrate with whales in this brand-new show.
Check out carbon, the building blocks of plants and fossil fuels, and the way it cycles throughout Earth!
Become a virtual space traveler and chart your course to the edge of the solar system!
Dig into our shell collection to explore how scientists use mollusk populations to examine changes over time.
Using scientific tools, explore and discover the biodiversity of small animals in Golden Gate Park.
Become a virtual space traveler and chart your course to the edge of the solar system—in Spanish!
Get up close and personal with our coral specimens, and discover why they are so colorful.
As an expert Geologist, investigate rocks and their properties to make recommendations for a desalination plant.
Use skulls to explore adaptations of animals who live in different ecosystems.
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.