Can’t bring your students on an Academy field trip? Visit the Academy virtually from your classroom.  We have programs that bring our experts, animals, collections, and exhibits to your school over the internet.  

Virtual Programs: Book a private session with an Academy educator

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Requiring nothing more than a computer with a reliable internet connection, web camera, microphone, speakers, and a projector. These interactive virtual learning programs will bring the Academy collections, animals, and exhibits to your classroom Tuesday - Thursday.

Program Menu (Grades K-8)
Waddle Like a Penguin (Grades K-2)
Mystery Skulls (Grades 3-5) NEW!
Calling All Planet Heroes: Food Choices (Grade 4-8)

Starting January 2020
Science Storytime: Pierre the Penguin (Grades K-2) NEW!
Artistic Inspiration in Nature (K-3) NEW!
Rainforest Meals: Adaptations for Eating (Grades 3-4) 


Special Live Events: Join multiple classrooms in free webcasts

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Explore our collections with Academy researchers, jump into the coral reef with a diver, and get a glimpse of the night sky with experts from our planetarium. 

Special Live Events take place once a month throughout the school year.

These webcasts are entirely free, so book a spot for your class before the spaces fill up!


Who participates in Distance Learning from the Academy?

Classrooms, libraries, homeschool groups, and more have connected with our educators. We've served groups from around the county, and have even delivered programs to students in Canada and Mexico!


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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 Bakar; and Wendy W. Kwok.