• African Hall Educator Guide
  • Inside African Hall Educator Guide
  • Color of Life Educator Guide
  • Inside Color of Life Educator Guide
  • Habitat Earth Educator Guide
  • Inside Habitat Earth Educator Guide
  • Califronia Coast Educator Guide
  • Inside California Coast Educator Guide

Want to better link our museum to your classroom curriculum?

We've developed Educator Exhibit Guides to help you:

  • Plan an Academy field trip around a specific exhibit.
  • Learn about an exhibit’s themes and key concepts to guide your students’ experience.
  • Discover Academy-written classroom and field trip activities related to the exhibit.
  • Find out about the Academy’s scientific research happening behind-the-scenes.

Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs

Pterosaurs exhibit

For as long as dinosaurs walked the Earth, flying animals called pterosaurs ruled the skies. Not birds, not bats, not dinosaurs—these extraordinary winged reptiles adapted for life in the air and were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight.

 

Color of Life

Color of Life exhibit

Enter the world of color. Live animals and stunning interactive environments take you over the rainbow and reveal the significant roles color plays across a spectrum of species. .

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

Philippine Coral Reef

ReefFish

Explore a broad range of aquatic life — from sharks and rays to corals and clams — found in the coral reefs and mangrove lagoons of the Philippine Islands in one of the deepest coral exhibits in the world.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

Water Planet

WaterPlanetExhibit

Water is life. Discover how water shapes life on Earth and the adaptations animals have for living in and out of water. Explore a variety of animals that live in water and their unique features for survival.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

California Coast

CaliforniaCoastPorthole

The mix of sunshine, wind, water and geology has created one of the world’s richest temperate marine communities right here in California. Discover why our coast is special and protected.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

African Hall

HumanOdysseyExhibit

Journey across the African continent to explore the diverse biomes and meet some of the animals that live there. Learn about human evolution and our migration out of Africa.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

Earthquake

EarthquakeCore

Earthquakes provide dramatic evidence that we live on a dynamic planet. Learn how earth processes shape Earth’s surface, affect the evolution and distribution of life on our planet, and directly impact people’s lives.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the exhibit itself!

Habitat Earth

Kelp forest food web

Plunge below the ocean’s surface to explore the dynamic relationships found in deep ocean ecosystems; dig beneath the forest floor to see how Earth’s tallest trees rely on tiny fungi to survive; and soar to new heights to witness the intricate intersection between human and ecological networks.

After selecting the Educator Guide most appropriate for your grade level, explore some pictures of the show itself!

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