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Women of Science Tarot

A card game for telling stories about our future, based on principles of science. This unique tarot deck was made possible by more than 300 Kickstarter backers.

Is this science? No, it's a game! The Women of Science Tarot Deck is a game of cards for telling stories: stories about our lives, stories about our universe, and stories about our future. We’ve updated our tarot to reflect our scientific, 21st century curiosity about how the world works. It's a modern, feminist tarot deck that anyone can enjoy.

Why are you doing this? Our main goal as science communicators is to get people excited about science, to make science a more inclusive space, and to give people a sense of agency in scientific spaces. We don't think creativity, storytelling, magical thinking and scientific thinking are totally disparate subjects. Here's a longer answer, by the illustrator himself:

Meet the women

This deck features 56 incredible women in STEM throughout history. Find their stories, and more, in our Science Heroes series:

Sponsor a classroom's deck

Many of us have educators to thank for our love of science. That's why we're hoping to send free card decks to all kinds of educators -- K-12 teachers, scout leaders, community college professors, and anyone else who has an opportunity to teach. We have more than 100 educators waiting for a deck.

Visit our dedicated page to sponsor a deck for an amazing science teacher and their classroom!

The major arcana cards feature a fundamental scientific concept, like extinction, diversity or gravity. The 56 other cards feature inspirational women who have changed the course of STEM, which can be used as a regular deck of cards. We're proud to be creating a feminist card deck that values diversity and representation. 

Educators: if you'd like to sign up to receive a deck, please fill out this request form.