The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children from Pre-K to Grade 5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits. The three-day workshops and week-long day camps are listed below.
To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.
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PLEASE NOTE: Middle School Institutes has separated from Adventures in Science, and is its own program. For questions about their programs, please email email@example.com. For programs for students grades 6 - 8 please click Middle School Institutes.
|SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS|
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
June 29, 2015 - July 2, 2015
Give your 1st grader a taste of what hands-on learning at the Museum is all about!
July 6, 2015 - July 10, 2015
What makes one species go extinct while another thrives? Explore the clues left behind by prehistoric hominids and investigate how their early adaptations affected their survival. Together we’ll decipher the differences between our species and our less-fortunate extinct relatives.
July 6, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Stegosaurus, Oviraptor, or Tyrannosaurus rex—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinosaurs walked and what they ate, and immerse yourself in the diversity of these prehistoric animals.
July 6, 2015 - July 31, 2015
Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more—watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes these natural disasters? Explore our special exhibition as we learn about the forces of nature, and how people around the world cope with their destructive power.
July 13, 2015 - August 28, 2015
How do species adapt to the stresses of life in the ocean? Learn more as you immerse yourself in the biodiversity of underwater life
July 13, 2015 - August 14, 2015
Which animal moves the fastest? What could possibly survive inside a volcano? Which organism lives longer than any other? Learn the answer to these questions and many more as we explore the extraordinary achievements of life on Earth.
July 20, 2015 - August 21, 2015
How do scientists gather information about planets and moons millions of miles away? Find out as you build and launch a rocket, collect and analyze space data, and try your hand at programming and operating your own robot.
July 27, 2015 - August 7, 2015
What do we know about our planetary neighbors and stars millions of light years away? Join us for an adventure as you fly through a digital simulation of the universe, build and use telescopes, and investigate nearby moons, planets, and stars.
August 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015
Get up close and personal with tarantulas, examine the strength of spider silk, investigate how spiders inspire robotics engineers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Spiders Alive exhibit.
August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015
Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeological dig site, analyze plant and animal remains found alongside our ancestors, and design your own prehistoric home to help you survive.
August 24, 2015 - August 28, 2015
How can paleontologists know what dinosaurs looked like, all those years ago? Use the tools and techniques of paleontology to examine real fossils, figure out how dinosaurs walked, and determine what might have covered their skin—scales, feathers, or nothing at all.
April 19, 2015 - May 3, 2015
Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of the Milky Way as you learn about red stars, blue stars, and more.
April 19, 2015 - May 3, 2015
From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left by past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.
Grades 2 and 3
April 19, 26, and May 3
$125 ($115 Members)
April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
How do scientists gather information about planets and moons millions of miles away? Learn the answer while flying through a digital simulation of the universe, building and using telescopes, and investigating nearby moons, planets, and stars.
March 8, 2015 - May 20, 2015
February 26, 2015 - March 12, 2015
Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Learn about the other planets that orbit the Sun, along with the moons, asteroids, and dwarf planets that are our closest neighbors.