Dive into our education resources—and see what you discover.
We believe that learning is joyful and lifelong. By creating inquiry-based experiences and tools that spark wonder; offer hands-on experiences; and encourage questions, explorations, and individual discovery, we're transforming the way people learn. Learning this way empowers people to figure things out for themselves—about science, but also about any topic, claim, or idea.
If you're a teacher, parent, student, after-school educator, or professional developer, there are lots of unique resources here for you. Dive in and see what you discover.
Professional Development Programs and Resources
Whether inside the museum or on the other side of the planet, in school settings or out in the world, we offer a variety of resources—videos, classroom activities, tools, and workshops—that support better teaching and better learning.
Are you a secondary science teacher looking for ways to introduce more inquiry into your classroom?
Address the effects of interrupted learning during COVID-19 school closures.
See the Teacher Institute in action, and reflect on teacher professional learning.
Resources supporting implementation of the California Next Generation Science Standards
Learn how the Exploratorium is supporting NGSS implementation across California.
Teaching and Learning Tools
Our tools for teaching and learning go far beyond our exhibits—they are designed to spark curiosity, exploration, and understanding in learners and educators of all ages, near and far, and in all kinds of settings.
Spark delight and learning with six hands-on, phenomena-driven learning experiences.
Classroom activities and chaperone tips that you can use before, during, and after your field trip.
Open these boxes of digital learning materials—lessons, activities, supply lists, and more.
Advancing Ideas about Learning
We believe there are different ways of learning and knowing: through direct experience, art, dialogue, and making. Research and evaluation help us find out more about how people learn, and how we can improve our work.
Teacher Institute research focuses on content, pedagogy, teaching, and learning.
Exploring the connections between science learning and language development.
Creating Learning & Teaching Experiences
The Exploratorium provides a variety of programs for children and youth throughout the the community. These include free events, partnerships with community outreach organizations, and in-house programs to provide learning and leadership opportunities.
High School Explainers are students who engage with visitors, perform demonstrations, and participate in museum operations in the afternoons, on weekends, and during the summer.