Connect virtually with Academy educators from your home or classroom! Distance Learning livestreams bring our experts, animals, and collections to students over the internet—and all programs remain free of charge during the pandemic.
Free livestreams for K-8 students nationwide
Our programs are open to all K-8 students wherever they are set up to engage in learning during the school day.
Each livestream is a lesson taught by professional educators, which is broadcast for free to YouTube. Events feature hands-on activities or kinesthetic movement that students can do while tuning in. Teachers or adult guardians must register in advance for their student(s) to participate.
Programs are designed to serve specific grade levels, yet are welcome to all who register.
Registration is now open for the following livestreams
March 15, 2022 | Misión a la luna (Grades K-2)
10:30 am PT for a presentation entirely in Spanish
- Join a planetarium presenter to explore how cultures around the world observe the Moon, and take an imaginary journey to the Moon’s surface.
If you missed the English version of this program, you can watch the recording from October 2021 with your students!
September 15, 2021 | Claude’s Hatchday (Grades 2-4)
September 21, 2021 | Science Storytime: Shine and Seek (Grades K-2)
October 5, 2021 | Live Q&A with Astronomy Experts (Grades 5-8)
October 12, 2021 | Mission to the Moon (Grades K-2)
October 28, 2021 | Spooktacular Skulls (Grades 3-5)
November 2, 2021 | Impacts in the Solar System (Grades 4-6)
November 10 & 17, 2021 | 2-part series: Sharks! (Grades K-2)
December 2, 2021 | Tour of the Night Sky (Grades K-2)
December 8 & 15 or 9 & 16, 2021 | 2-part series: Coral Reefs (Grades 3-5)
February 2022 | 3-part series - African Penguins: Science, Stories, Special Friends (Grades K-2)
Who participates in Distance Learning from the Academy?
Classrooms, libraries, and homeschool families have connected with our educators. We've served groups from around the county, and have even delivered programs to students abroad!
Student Education programs and activities are generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education; Barbara Bakar; and Wendy W. Kwok.