Check out these virtual and free (or almost free) programs for families, kids, and teachers from our neighboring institutions (and other distant friends!)

Aquarium of the Pacific

Long Beach, CA
Institution Website: Aquarium of the Pacific

Aquarium Webcams

Visit the Aquarium exhibits virtually via the Aquarium Webcams. Check out penguins, sharks and sea jellies!

Virtual Events

Check out the upcoming virtual events at the Aquarium.

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

San Pedro, CA
Institution Website: Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Cabrillo Coastal Park (PDF)

The fully-accessible Cabrillo Coastal Park is located just steps from the front doors of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. This coastal park includes many different habitats and recreational opportunities: Follow walking trails to tidepools, beaches and a saltmarsh. Guests can participate in fishing, boating, swimming, tidepooling and birdwatching.

School Programs

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium offers numerous school programs and classes designed to share the wonders of our local ocean, including virtual guided Aquarium tours.

California Academy of Sciences

San Francisco, CA
Institution Website: California Academy of Sciences

Animal Webcams

Watch our stingrays, coral reef, and penguin colony in HD, or take a trip to the Farallon Islands via webcam.

Science @ Home

Check out this eclectic array of science-centric games, videos, and DIY projects to help you stay learning and engaged, wherever you are.

California Science Center

Los Angeles, CA
Institution Website: California Science Center

Virtual Field Trips

Inspire your students and spark their curiosity with Virtual Field Trips, a new California Science Center program for grades K-5. Enjoy access to the California Science Center's unique exhibits and hands-on science activities and interact with our skilled team of diverse and passionate educators from the comfort of your classroom or learning environment.

Stuck-at-Home Science

When you're stuck at home, continue your child's science learning with easy-to-follow activities. This space is designed for families to explore, investigate and have fun learning together without leaving home.

Columbia Memorial Space Center

Downey, CA
Institution Website: Columbia Memorial Space Center

Virtual Exhibit

A new virtual exhibit dedicated to the 40th Anniversary of the Space Shuttle Columbia! Learn about Space Shuttle Columbia through its 27 space missions and its most tragic one. You'll be able to see images and artifacts from the Space Center's archive, including items donated by former employees of North American Aviation in Downey - the site where the Space Shuttles were designed and built.


San Francisco, CA
Institution Website: Exploratorium

Learning Toolbox

Make sense of timely topics and find general science support for your virtual classroom or learning together at home. For teachers, parents and anyone interested in learning science.


Explore the many unique interactive exhibits that showcase fascinating phenomena explained by science.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey Bay, CA
Institution Website: Monterey Bay Aquarium

Live Cams

Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. Experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.

Virtual Courses

Discover online courses for students grades PreK-12. These courses teach scientific concepts while encouraging a sense of wonder and connection to the natural world.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, CA
Institution Website: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Spiky, Hairy, Shiny: Insects of L.A. (virtual exhibit)

For almost 10 years, people all over Los Angeles have helped staff from the Natural History Museum gather samples of these insects as part of the Museum's BioSCAN project, resulting in a collection that will help track changes to L.A.'s climate. Along the way, we've captured images of startling beauty and rich textures.

Virtual School Programs

Your students will join our Museum Educators for a private virtual class via Zoom Meeting available for one classroom at a time. Students can participate in discussions, ask questions, and interact with our facilitators.

San Diego Zoo

San Diego, CA
Institution Website: San Diego Zoo

Online Curriculum

Visit San Diego Zoo Kids for wildlife and conservation related activities you can use in your classroom, in conjunction with or without a visit to the San Diego Zoo.

Live Cams

Check out some of the incredible animals that call the zoo home! Fill your screens with the daily antics of several popular mammals and birds.

Contact SLC

Science Learning Center

Hall of Science (HSCI), room 110


  • Monday CLOSED
  • Tuesday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Wednesday CLOSED
  • Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED

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