Can’t bring your students on an Academy field trip next year? Too far away to rent a kit? Or just want to add excitement to your science curriculum?

Visit the Academy virtually from your classroom.  We have programs that bring our experts, animals, collections, and exhibits to your school over the internet.  Dive into the coral reef or chat with an Academy researcher.  Waddle like a penguin or make a careful observation of a shark.

Connect your class one-on-one to our educators in a Virtual Program
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Requiring nothing more than a computer with a reliable internet connection, speakers, and a projector or monitor, these sessions will bring excitement to your science curriculum. 

Virtual Programs can bring the Academy collections, animals, and exhibits to your classroom most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Join multiple classrooms for a Special Live Event
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Explore our collections and labs with Academy researchers, jump into the coral reef with a diver, and get a glimpse at the night sky with experts from our planetarium.

Special Live Event programs will take place occasionally throughout the school year.  We will be announcing programs on a rolling basis, so keep an eye out for upcoming events!

What Teachers are Saying

At the Academy, we take feedback seriously. Read some of the feedback—both positive and constructive—that we received in 2015 about our Distance Learning programs.

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Student Education Sponsors

We Thank Our Donors

Student Education programs and activities are generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education; Barbara and Gerson Bakar; E. Richard Jones Foundation; Wendy W. Kwok; and Loomis, Sayles & Company, L.P.