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 2.0.1

Added screenshots for all compatible devices

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
16 Ratings
16 Ratings
Mark_Mark ,

Currently crashes every start

Used to be nice. Hope you fix it soon

Developer Response ,

A brand new release has come out, we have completely redesigned the app and we hope that you will enjoy it.

Clara Unicorn ,

This app stinks

It keeps going out of the app whenever I try to go into it

Developer Response ,

A brand new release has come out today. We have completely redesigned the app and we hope that you will enjoy it.

gn0m0n ,

Fascinating and visually impressive

I love this. I guess as some have said it would be nice if it was searchable, but I hadn't thought of that until I read others saying it. I don't see it as a way to gather research or anything as serious as that, so I don't really miss a search function. I see it as an extremely cool and stimulating way to kill time or to browse and learn about a whole range of current science. The presentation looks fantastically crisp and the videos I've watched on physics, my field, have been extremely well-done, accessible while still being informative and without dumbing the material down. And probably because the NSF funds many of them, very prominent and well-respected researchers in the field participate. At the same time, I can catch up on developments in other fields in an easy and enjoyable way. And as for searching, really, it's always been easy for me to find features on whatever field I felt like, just by flipping through the video wall thing. Very pleased with the NSF about this app.


National Science Foundation
58.3 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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