Youth Science Institute (YSI) | Kids Out and About San Jose

Youth Science Institute (YSI)

333 Blossom Hill Rd
Los Gatos , CA , 95032
Phone: (408) 356-4945
37° 14' 31.9776" N, 121° 58' 7.104" W
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The Youth Science Institute (YSI) is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose mission is "to inspire enthusiasm for science and a love of learning". We fulfill our mission by offering hands-on, nature-based, science education to children, families, and the general public. We offer School and Group Programs, Summer Science Camps, weekend Science Safaris, and annual community events. Many of our programs include live animals and nature hikes. Each year, we deliver inquiry-based life, physical, earth, and social science to nearly 30,000 pre-K to sixth-grade students. Since our founding in 1953, we have served hundreds of thousands of children. YSI maintains three Science and Nature Centers, where we deliver our hands-on science and experiential environmental education programs: Alum Rock Park, San Jose, CA; Sanborn County Park, Saratoga, CA; and Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. Each Center has unique artifacts, collections, and resources that connect the public with nature while teaching science.


YSI is happy to announce the return of our in-person programs! Our programs are available for grades K-6. Each grade level has NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) content and teacher resources. Check website for current class offerings
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