S T E M Tour
All year round
See below for details
About the tour
The San Francisco STEM tour is designed to spark, nurture and inspire a student's potential through a range of practical, interactive real-world learning experiences. Students will learn from scientists, engineers and designers at world-leading research institutes, tech companies and Ivy League Universities. From Silicon Valley to Yosemite National Park, university campuses to museum workshops, the tour draws upon the very best educational activities avaible. Students will explore the creative process and see how people are using new technology to imagine, design, and create a better world at AutoDesk gallery. Then, navigate the famous prison island of Alcatraz, experience flight at iFly and calculate theoretical velocity and watch physics in action with a vertical wind tunnel. In addition, students can explore Apple Park Visitors Center and Googleplex, and participate in one of Stanford Universities STEM summer programmes. Leisure activities such as the famous Fisherman's Wharf with its noisy sea lions, performing street artists and delicious snow crab are essential additions.
Take in the clean air and enjoy a relaxed hike in Yosemite National Park, known for its waterfalls, granite cliffs, clear streams, and giant sequoia groves.
Choose from a range of educational presentations and discussions from academy experts at California Academy of Science including exploring DNA’s role in scientific research or witnessing fascinating specimens rarely seen by the public,
Get fired up about math and physics as they come to life in a state-of-the-art wind tunnel.
Take part in interactive workshops at the Computer History Museum and take a deeper look at technology and computing history through workshops that integrate skills such as problem-solving, questioning, collaboration, and public speaking.
Explore one of California's unique ecosystems, such as a redwood forest and take a tour at the Marine Mammal Centre.
Visit the world-famous interactive science museum; Exploratorium and navigate the 650 hands-on exhibits, from robotics to outer space!