A goal of Frost Science is to share the power of science with as many people as possible, and as effectively as possible. To do so, we’ve dedicated ourselves to research partnerships and youth programs, and earned an international reputation for excellence in this regard. Our projects focus on expanding access to science learning among traditionally underrepresented groups, early childhood hands-on science and professional development on inclusive, inquiry-based science education. We partner with schools, universities, research institutions and other museums to develop, evaluate and scale innovative approaches and best practices. Much of our work is funded by some of the nation’s most prestigious federal agencies, including the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Energy, NASA and others. Our projects have won repeated national recognition, including two Presidential Awards. More importantly, through rigorous research and evaluation, we know that our projects create opportunity, build capacity and change lives.

Two young Latino girls in bright pink goggles work on a dissection.


A collaboration between Frost Science, the UnidosUS, formerly National Council of La Raza, the ASPIRA Association and 10 other science museums, CHISPA worked to increase the engagement of Hispanic children and their families with science.

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A group of young girls eats the healthy salads that they helped to prepare.


GROOVE, a five-year research study and yearly summer program for middle school girls, focuses on nutrition and physical activity.

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A young man in the Upward Bound program concentrates as he pulls in a line on a shark tagging expedition.


Upward Bound Math and Science (UBMS) is an award-winning program preparing under-resourced teens for STEM higher education and careers.

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A young boy works with an adult to set up a backyard rocket launch.


Is there another planet like Earth? Become an avatar, explore 3D simulations and experiment with real NASA data through the vMAX curriculum and virtual world.

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