Explore Science

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) and its partners have developed a variety of hands-on activity kits on a variety of STEM topics. Digital versions of these kits can be downloaded using the link below. 

Download digital kits


Kit materials are designed for use in museums and are also suitable for use in other informal learning settings such as afterschool programs, summer camps, libraries, scouting groups, community organizations, and university public outreach programs. Kit activities may also be adapted by educators for use in formal education K-12 classroom settings.

For educators and scientists:

Online digital library for educators and scientists

The nisenet.org website is an online digital library of educational products and tools designed for educators and scientists, as well as a source of professional development resources for those working in the field of informal science education.

For members of the public:


 Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition website:



Learn more about nanoscale science, engineering and technology


  Free iPhone and iPad app



 Public website with videos, audio, games, and more

What is the NISE Network?

The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net) is a community of informal educators and scientists dedicated to supporting learning about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) across the United States.