Whether you’re a teacher, student, or just fascinated by science, the NSF Science Zone app will ignite your imagination. Featuring hundreds of exciting videos and high-resolution photos from a dozen areas of science, you can spend hours absorbed in discoveries that take you from the depths of space, to the wonders of the unimaginably small, to the far corners of our own planet. All brought to you by the National Science Foundation.

- Spin through the carousel browser to learn about hundreds of discoveries that are shaping your world
- Dive deeper into the latest scientific innovations with hours of captivating videos and fascinating photos
- Apply filters to explore the items that match your areas of interest
- Do a text search for specific items when you know exactly what you’re looking for
- Return again and again to the items that interest you most by saving them to your favorites list
- Download images to your device or share the content with your friends via social media
- Learn about the latest findings from NSF research partners around the globe

What’s New

Version 2.1.2

- Integrated Google Firebase Analytics.
- Fixed issue with certain videos not playing and the News link crashing the app on select devices on iOS 14.4.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

M Pacer ,

Great Content, Fun to Use!

If you are even a little bit interested in science, this app has amazing stuff on it! The videos and images that the National Science Foundation produces are pretty awesome. Even though they are geared for a high school-level audience, there’s valuable information for people no matter what their education level. I like being able to use the carousel to randomly browse items and then switch to the category search once I’ve found stuff I’m interested in. The partnerships with professional sports organizations like the NFL and NHL do a great job of putting complicated scientific concepts in the context of things familiar in everyday life. I definitely recommend this to anyone who’s interested in science!!

siasoft2020 ,


All of the other apps with good video content I have found cost money and don't organize the content by topic. This is completely free and was definitely designed for someone who knows exactly what topic they want for a school project. I am in middle school and this is a VERY helpful app to me. I would definitely recommend it. 😃😃

Bismarcksciencesub ,

If you want some great information

As a substitute teacher I always inherit a classroom. And most of the time there’s a lesson plan and great reference material but when I don’t get those things.....well it can be a nightmare. This is why I like the NSF site!!!! Great information about the topics that’s engaging and compelling. It gives science students another reason to get excited about science which makes my job more fun too!!!

App Privacy

The developer, National Science Foundation, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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