Science Sites

Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

(Chicago, Illinois)

The first planetarium built in the Western Hemisphere, "Astronomy Connection" program

Contact: Adrienne Tash 312.322.0302 Jane Crozier 312-935-1990

Adventure Science Museum

(Nashville, Tennessee)

"where imagination and curiosity are encouraged", programs include "Bone-A-Fied Facts" and "Magnets to Motors" 

Contact: Becky Mathews  615-401-5073
Aims Virtual Anatomy Classroom of St. Louis University

(St. Louis, Missouri) 

Discussions of the human brain, human heart, human ear, nose & throat or human eye; Human cadaver specimens used to demonstrate anatomy and physiology; and guided sheep brain, pig heart or pig eye dissection

middle & high school students

Contact: Donna Nonnenkamp, Manager Community Education Outreach and Distance Learning 314-535-4000 x240
Aquatic Research Institute

(Chicago, Indiana) 

Programs allow communication between divers in the waters of the Great Lakes and students; programs include "Diving into Math," and "History of the Great Lakes Shipwrecks".

Contact: Nora McGrath, Director of Education 219-391-4138
Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

(Dayton, Ohio) 

Rare video footage and private museum collections, early childhood through high school,  physics, chemistry and even anthropology

Contact:  937-275-7431 ext. 116
Brownsburg Challenger Learning Center

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

"engage students, transforming them into scientists, engineers or researchers by hosting simulated space missions."

Contact: Lorrie Bryant, Distance Learning Liaison 317-852-1008
Buffalo Museum of Science

(Buffalo, New York)
Virtual field trips, activity boxes provided

Contact: Distance Learning Coordinator 716 896-5200 ext, 383
California Department of Parks and Recreation


Live presentations to classrooms from parks throughout the state and country,includes support, structure, preparation, and follow-up for units of study

Contact: Joe Von Herrmann
Camden Children’s Garden

(Camden, New Jersey)

"Let it Rot" and "Soil Detectives" explore and discover the wonder of plants and flowers Contact link  856-365-8733
Carnegie Museum of Natural History

(Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

"proud to offer the Integrated Distance Education Activities (IDEA) program...combines our scientific and educational expertise with modern technology" 

Contact: Kerry Handron 412-578-2580
Case Western Reserve University Center for Science and Math

(Cleveland, Ohio)

Programs include Science Connections and the Jason Expedition

Contact: Kathryn Kwiatkowski
Center for Agricultural Science and Heritage

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

"Agriculture touches every living person. The food we eat, the clothes we wear, the products we use, the way of life which developed the values, economy, and culture of our nation find roots in agriculture. "

Contact: Justin Armstrong, Distance Learning Director 317-925-2410
Center for Educational Technologies™ Challenger Learning Center

(Wheeling, West Virginia) Wheeling Jesuit University Campus

"established in memory of the Challenger Shuttle crew" many integrated science units, including weather simulation, Storm-E, historical re-enactors, or other content experts

Contact: 304-243-4325
Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

K-12 content, planning and best practices, professional development "a wealth of experts such as artists, authors, city planners, scientists and more! Videoconference participants interact with individuals from diverse geographic, racial and socio-economic backgrounds."

Contact: 866-826-CILC (2452)
Coca-Cola Space Science Center

(Columbus, Georgia)

"improve learning by making science, mathematics and technology accessible to all students." 

Contact: Larry Pallotta, Assistant Director/Coordinator of Visitor Services 706-649-1486
COSI Columbus

(Columbus, Ohio)

"Fresh new programs such as "Surgical Suite" or "Gadget Works" feature hands-on participation from students as well as demonstrations.

Contact: Director of Electronic Education  888-819-COSI
COSI Toledo

(Toledo, Ohio)

41° 39’ N 83° 32’ W  makes "science click" popular modules are "Roller Coaster Science" and "COSI WOW!" Curriculum materials available.

Contact: Andy Campbell 419-244-2674 x150
Cranbrook Institute of Science

(Bloomfield Hills, Michigan) 

Natural history museum,  programs include "The Ice Age" which provides insight into Earth processes and "Bats of the World" 

Contact:  Jacob Standish, Distance Learning Director 248-645-3769
Dr. James H. Porter Center for Science and Mathematics

(Painesville, Ohio)

Programs include: "Erosion", "Marvelous Motion", "Physical and Chemical Changes" 

Contact: Cookie Cardina  440-352-8850
E3 Electronic Field Trips

(Muncie, Indiana)

Ball State University E3 programs offer your students an amazing and unmatched way to explore the mysteries, experience the struggles, and expand their world as we bring the nation"s treasures into your classroom

Contact: Patty Northcutt, Ball State University Teachers College 765-285-4680
Eli Lilly and Company

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

Pharmaceutical industry programs include career panels in marketing, chemistry, biology and manufacturing.

Contact: Meghan Johnson, Associate, Educational Strategy at Lilly 317-277-7215
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, & Art

(Scranton, Pennsylvania)

They have three programs: one focusing on their Egyptian collection; one on Africa; and one on colonial history/the Civil War (lecture only).

Contact: Elizabeth W. Hughes, Director of Education 570-346-7186
Experimental Aircraft Association

(Oshkosh, Wisconsin)

History of experimental aviation is documented from the Wright"s earliest efforts to the cutting edge space tourism. Distance Learning programs include web based HS/College level credit courses (, aviation interactive animations, aviation webcasts, and videoconference field trips.

Contact: Milt Hassel, Distance Learning Coordinator/Science Teacher 920-426-6115 or
Great Barrier Reef Australia Reef HQ

(Townsville, Australia)

"Wherever you are in the world, experience the Reef with Reef Videoconferencing. During this underwater fact-finding mission, your classroom will be transported to the Coral Reef and predator exhibits. State-of-the-art technology brings information live via a scuba diver."

Health Space Cleveland

(Cleveland, Ohio)

"education and innovation meet to inspire healthy actions." Great healthy content for videoconferencing including "Sports Nutrition: Fact or Fiction," and "Body Blueprint" just to name a few.

Contact: 216-231-6900 

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Hooks Discovery and Learning Center

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

Explore the past and future of the drugstore in America. It now serves as the region’s center for the exploration of life sciences, linking students to the excitement of science. 

Contact: 317 - 951-2222
Indiana University Purdue University School of Science

(Indianapolis, Indiana)

Middle & High School Students

Program "Careers in Science...The emergence of technology in business and industries offers high paying jobs to individuals who wish to advance their education in science, law, business, and other technological or health related fields"

Contact: Kim S. Nguyen
Lake County Solid Waste Management District

(Merrillville, Indiana)

Recognized for "outstanding education from the National Solid Waste Association.  Programs such as "Household Hazardous Waste AGHHHHHHHH!" and "Secret Potions!"

Contact: Rita Norton Mazza  219-769-3820 ext. 23
Liberty Science Center

(Jersey City, New Jersey)

"Some of the most beloved exhibits are exotic insects and reptiles, a video light microscope, real human lungs, and an 80-foot torsional wave tank depicting the Hudson River estuary environments."

Contact: Nicole Rowe, Program Administrator 201-451-0006 x382
Louisville Science Center

Louisville, Kentucky

One successful program is "Meet the Experts" that has students interact with scientists. Hands-on activities are included over videoconferencing to keep students further engaged.

Contact: School Services Coordinator 502-561-6100 x6153
Miami Museum of Science and Planetarium


"Virtual Field Trip Expeditions includes pre- and post-conference teaching materials that support National Science Education Standards."

Contact: Technology Trainer Enrichment Center 305-646-4267
Michigan State University Museum

East Lansing, Michigan

"provides field trips in the science and social studies curriculum areas. These programs allow teachers to provide fun and meaningful learning experiences without the expense, permission forms, and geographic limitations of ordinary field trips."

Contact: Virtual Outreach Program 517-353-3882
Museum of Science and Industry

Chicago, Illinois

Programs include: 'Live...from the Heart' and 'Take Flight! - the History & Physics of Flight'.  Thes hour long programs can supplement biology & phyics curricula.
NASA Digital Learning Outpost

Houston, Texas

This digital learning & education project offers a wide selection of digital learning expeditions via live interactive video teleconference. "Each product has been designed using sound instructional principles and satisfies national education standards."

Contact: email 281- 244-7325 Registration
NASA Glenn Research Center

Cleveland, Ohio

Videoconferences are available in the following NASA missions: Space Science, Earth Science, and Development of Space Transportation. Correlations to Standards can be found on the Research Center’s website.

Contact: Ruth A. Petersen  216-433-9714

Langley, Virginia

A "series of FREE videoconferencing programs designed to extend and strengthen NASA"s commitment to educational excellence at the pre college (3-12) and university levels (13-18)." Program topics range from career choices to weather to International business etiquette!

Contact: e-mail
National Science Center

Augusta, Georgia

offers twenty different one hour K-12 programs in physical science, chemistry, and health education, plus one teacher staff development program on using their VTC programs and website teaching tools/resources. Most programs target specific National Science Standards.

Contact: Richard Schuster, Ed.D. NSC Program Manager for Teacher Education 706-821-0206
Neil Armstrong Air and Space Museum

Wapakoneta, Ohio

Students learn about the Earth"s moon during interactive videoconference programs.  The programs are appropriate for science and social studies. The museum can be found in Neil Armstrong"s hometown. "Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed" -NASA Mission ControNeil Armstrong, July 20, 1969.

Contact: link 800-860-0142
New York Hall of Science

New York, New York

"Do a little dance, have a little fun, and in the process learn all about shadows via a videoconference." Just a few programs out of many are "Hidden Kingdoms – The World of Microbes," "Revealing Illusions," and "Science Detectives."

Contact: Education department  718-699-0005 ext. 320
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, North Carolina

Programs on dinosaurs, butterflies, animal signs, and invasive species come to you from the Museum’s Windows on the World studio. All programs are adapted appropriately to each age group.

Contact: Liz Baird, Coordinator of Distance Learning 919-733-7450 ext 621
Presque Isle State Park

Erie, Pennsylvania

Presque Isle is a National Natural Landmark with diverse plants and animals that attracts many visitors. The first users of the peninsula were the Eriez Tribe, giving Lake Erie its name. Students can learn about the historical, natural and environmental issues of Presque Isle via a videoconference!

Contact: Ted Miller, Environmental Education Specialist 814-833-0351
Queens Botanical Garden

Flushing, New York.

"Instructors are available on a limited basis to present programs to schools with compatible video teleconferencing equipment. VTC programs are interactive and provide an opportunity to see Garden collections without being physically on site. "

Contact: 718-886-3800
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center


"Distance learning programs, all supported by teacher-developed curriculum, bring Smithsonian science into classrooms and homes across the country.  By participating in videoconferences or Electronic Field Trips, you get to go behind the scenes of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center where conventional visitors seldom get to go."

Contact: Dottie Klugel, Distance Learning Coordinator 443-482-2470
Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach


Dedicated to the innovative use of technology to create vibrant learning partnerships between the university and K-12 schools.  Programs include "hands-on" science lessons, AIDS curriculum, and others.

Contact: e-mail 615-322-7140