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Research Quest

Research Quest is a series of real world science investigations designed especially for kids.

Led by NHMU scientists who are experts in their fields, students use the Research Quest website to analyze evidence and develop their own theories. Their goal? Help solve mysteries our own scientists are still trying to figure out! 
Research Quest was created by NHMU with help from an all-star team of learning experts, university researchers, museum professionals, and digital designers. The program:
  • Is perfect for middle schoolers and great for younger kids, too, with help from a teacher, parent or older sibling
  • Uses a custom website packed with videos, 3D viewers, models, interactive maps, and more
  • Is offered online at no cost thanks to generous NHMU supporters 

Research Quest aligns with the latest educational standards. 

Research Quest Live session will begin again in the 2020-2021 school year and Research Quest On-demand classes are available 24/7.

Are you a Parent? Teacher? Student? Scroll down and learn how Research Quest is right for you.

COVID-19 and Research Quest
As schools worldwide close to help slow the spread of coronavirus, NHMU has made Research Quest available online to kids everywhere.

Research Quest Live (available again the fall) and Research Quest On-Demand (available 24/7) are each taught by professional, NHMU educators and utilize the full suite of Research Quest resources.

NHMU is making these offerings available at a time when schools and parents everywhere are mobilizing to create the best possible distance learning opportunities for kids.

What kind of user are you?


If you're looking for cool learning opportunities for your child to use on their own, we recommend starting with the livestreaming or on-demand classes.

Check out our Tips for Parents page for details.


You have several great options — each alligned with state educational standards. Our livestreaming and on-demand classes allow kids to use Research Quest with little or no teacher support. Our Traditional Approach allows you to take full advantage of all Research Quest resources including instructional guides and more. 

Check out our Tools for Teachers page for details.


If you have log in information from your teachers or parents, follow the directions they have provided for class participation. 



Questions? Contact us!

If you have questions about any of the Research Quest resources, contact us here.