Virtual Programs are live, interactive programs that connect your class to Academy collections, animals, and exhibits over the internet. 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.
Connect your students to the Academy over the internet
2018-2019 school reservations are available until May 8, 2019!
Come back in August for our 2019-2020 school year schedule.
Our educators will be available on select Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am to 3:00pm PT. We can start one of our live, interactive programs at a time that fits your schedule.
Choose a program from the menu below. Then book a time on that program's teaching calendar so we can meet with your students virtually!
Waddle like a Penguin (Grades K - 3)
Penguins don’t fly, but they still share features with all birds: Wings, a Beak, and Feathers, Oh My!
Date: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 20-40 minutes
Target Audience: Kindergarten - 3rd graders in schools, libraries, homeschool groups, and more
Rainforest Meals: Adaptations for Eating (Grades 2 - 4)
Explore the adaptations for eating in some amazing rainforest animals and closely observe the skulls of a few of the organisms we meet.
Date: Tuesdays and Wednesdays
Duration: 30 - 45 minutes
Target Audience: 2nd-4th graders in schools, libraries, homeschool groups, and more
Impacts in the Solar System (Grades 3 - 8)
As astronomers, students will use hands-on models to explore asteroids and comets in this online program!
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 45 - 60 minutes
Target Audience: 3rd-8th graders in schools, libraries, homeschool groups, and more
Planet Heroes: Food Choices (Grades 4 - 8)
Design solutions to benefit Earth's ecosystems in this interactive virtual program!
Date: Wednesdays and Thursdays
Duration: 40-60 minutes depending on your schedule
Target Audience: 4th-8th graders in schools, libraries, homeschool groups, and more
Virtual Programs are interactive, online sessions designed for groups
$70 per session
Title I Discount: 50% off
Bulk Discount: 20% off
(pre-book 5+ sessions)
We have bilingual educators!
Let us know if any students in your class might benefit from activities taught in Spanish, Cantonese, or Mandarin.
Connecting is Easy
All you'll need is a computer with an internet connection, speakers loud enough for your class to hear, and a display large enough for your class to see.
We've served classrooms nationwide with online programs.
Student Education programs and activities are generously supported by the Hearst Endowed Fund for Science Education; Barbara Bakar; E. Richard Jones Foundation; and Wendy W. Kwok.