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MON, TUE: Closed

WED & THU : 10am - 5pm

FRI & SAT : 10am - 10pm

SUN : 10am - 5pm

Exhibits for Schools

The following exhibits have been identified as being particularly topical for teachers.

Check out our Exhibit Guides and Worksheets for school groups.

  • UnEarthed


    UnEarth Our Story

    Is that an 8 ft tall NOSE in our Rotunda?! You'll have to come on up and see (smell) for yourself. In fact, there are strange new UnEarthed exhibit pieces all throughout the Center: let loose and holler in the Scream Booth, guess what might just have appeared on the Transporter Pad, and learn about real and science fictional space vessels on the Graphic Bridge to Somewhere. It's time to dig into the unknown!

  • Beyond Blastoff

    Beyond Blastoff

    Surviving in Space

    Do they eat caviar on the International Space Station? How do they work when they float out of their chairs? How do they go to the bathroom?! Come and get a peek into the daily working lives of the most exclusive and elite club not on Earth...

  • Bill Nye's Climate Lab

    Bill Nye's Climate Lab

    Let's Save the World

    The Climate Lab has been upgraded, with activities, avatars and ways to earn points and save the world!

  • Destination Universe

    Destination Universe

    Stroll the Cosmic Beach

    There are more stars in the Universe than grains of sand in all of Earth's beaches (we did the math). Come take a stroll along that cosmic beach and find what is to be found out there...

  • One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey

    One Giant Leap: A Moon Odyssey

    One Small Step

    One person's small step is another's giant leap. Step into a Moon Odyssey and take a leap forward into adventure!

  • Tales of the Maya Skies

    Tales of the Maya Skies

    Companion Exhibit

    If all that you remember learning about the Maya is that they built some pyramids and then mysteriously disappeared - it's time for a refresher course!

  • Touch the Sun

    Touch the Sun

    Heart of the Solar System

    Seen the Sun today? Not like this! Come and meditate on the heart of the Solar System in all its electromagnetic glory...

  • A View to the Stars

    A View to the Stars

    Chabot Observatories

    The Bay Area has had a romance with the stars for over 130 years. Come and learn about its colorful and enduring astronomical history and join generations who have been inspired by space.