About Explorer Magazine

Explorer magazines’ nonfiction content is authentic, engaging, and supports national reading and science standards. The K-5 classroom subscription includes seven issues that arrive throughout your school year. 

Students at all reading levels are inspired by National Geographic’s storytelling, exploration, and stunning photographs. They are excited to learn about the world and our place in it.

Subscription Options

Access your magazine resources to make Explorer come alive for your students.



2018–2019 Pricing:

Full Year: $4.75

Spring: $3.75

Full-year subscriptions include:

  • 7 issues of our 24-page print magazine (Sept - May)

  • 7 full-color classroom posters

  • A full multimedia experience online:


Spring-only subscriptions are also available, including 4 print magazines (Jan-May), plus the full online suite of resources.


All orders of 300 subscriptions or more will receive a 10% discount. Get your custom quote today!

Prices are per student for the entire school year. S&H is an extra 10% of order total. Full year orders are accepted until October 15. Spring orders are accepted until November 15. Digital-only orders are available upon request. Order by July 15 to receive your magazines by August 20.

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Get a preview of Explorer magazine by flipping through these sample issues!

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