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School Field Trips

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Field trips are available for California students, grades preK-12, attending with their classroom teacher.

Preschool Day

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On October 23, we welcome San Francisco preschools and daycare centers! Programs will target children aged 3-4.

bioGraphic for Educators

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These immersive infographics, data visualizations, and videos make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. All come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the Academy.

Nature Days

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September 27 at 10:00 am
September 28 at 10:00 am
September 29 at 10:00 am

On September 27-29, celebrate the great outdoors as the East Garden transforms into a hands-on nature playscape.

Fall Teacher Workshops at the Academy

Rainforest Kit Training (Grades 4 - 8)

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December 14 at 8:30 am

Join us to explore the Rainforest Kit and become eligible to borrow this hands-on classroom resource.

Featured Resources

Science Lesson Plans

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Find science activities to focus your field trip or lessons to integrate into your yearly curriculum.

Infographics & Visualizations

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These immersive infographics and data visualizations make great interactive learning resources for secondary students or science teachers. Many come straight from bioGraphic, a multimedia magazine powered by the Academy.

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Teaching Resources

Distance Learning programs

Can't make it to the Academy? We offer a wide breadth of resources that can impact your teaching from afar.

Professional Development

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Dive into science content, engage in effective teaching pedagogy, and develop a sense of how science really works.

Science Video Vault

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Browse our collection of educational videos to help your students visualize data and understand scientific and environmental concepts.

News and Special Offers

Teacher Membership

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California Academy of Sciences Naturalist Center

Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers in California are eligible for special memberships to the Academy!

Fancy Fish

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