A boy glimpses into the Human Odyssey exhibit

Welcome, homeschoolers far and wide! For your convenience, we've listed some of the many resources and opportunities that might be of most interest to those learning science at home, or those using the Academy as their science classroom.

Visiting the Academy

We invite your family to visit the Academy again and again, at your own pace.

Homeschooling families can visit the museum throughout the year, on your schedule:

Live, Interactive Learning
Educators shows skull to students over the internet

We invite homeschoolers to participate in our new Virtual Programs and Special Live Events!  Waddle like a penguin, ask questions of a coral reef diver, or make detailed observations of mammal skulls.  Homeschoolers can connect from anywhere over the internet to interact with Academy educators and experts.

Online Courses & Science News

Created by Academy educators and scientists, the following are excellent resources for educators interested in improving their own science content knowledge, or students old enough to jump in on their own.

iTunes U Courses

What are earthquakes? How does the process of science really work? Dive deep into these topics with free courses designed with our partners at KQED and UCMP.


Drawing on the deep knowledge of Academy scientists, educators, and video producers, this seven-part course explains biodiversity and its importance throughout the world.

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Academy Sleepovers

Academy Sleepovers

Want to do something extra special? Bring your kids to a Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover to curl up alongside our animals! Tickets for event dates through June 2017 are now on sale.


Kids at our Philippine Coral Reef Exhibit during a Penguins and Pajamas sleepover