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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:
Check out a Family Membership pass at your local library through Discover & Go.
Look up your Neighborhood Free Weekends, if your family resides in San Francisco.
Any day of the year, present your EBT or WIC card at the Academy ticket window to purchase up to four $3 tickets.
Become a Member at the level perfect for your family.
You may also pay-as-you-go with our Annual Membership Subscription.
Buy ahead and save on admission tickets!
Live, Interactive Learning
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.
Want to do something extra special? Bring your kids to a Penguins+Pajamas Sleepover to curl up alongside our animals!