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

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Virtual Programs: Book a private session with an Academy educator

Requiring nothing more than a computer with a reliable internet connection, speakers, and a projector, these sessions will bring the Academy collections, animals, and exhibits to your classroom.

Program Menu (Grades K-8)
Waddle Like a Penguin (Grades K-3)
Rainforest Meals: Adaptations for Eating (Grades 2-3)
Impacts in the Solar System (Grades 3-8)
Sharks, Rays, and Their Lagoons (Grades 3-8)

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Special Live Events: Join multiple classrooms in free webcasts

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 occasionally throughout the school year.  We announce programs on a rolling basis.

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 and Gerson Bakar; E. Richard Jones Foundation; and Wendy W. Kwok.