Cruz leaves his tranquil home in Hawaii to join 23 talented kids from around the globe to train at the Explorer Academy with the world's leading scientists to become the next generation of great explorers. Learn more about the kids.
Race for the North Star Award
Watch as 12-year-old Cruz and his friends navigate the mysteries and challenges of the Explorer Academy and compete for the coveted North Star Award.
- Explorer Academy: Truth Behind
Dare to Explore
In the book Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret, 12-year-old Cruz and his friends attend an elite school where they study to become world-class explorers. Keep reading to meet real-life Nat Geo explorers who inspired some of the action in the book.