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.

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

To receive updates on new programs and registration dates, please send a blank email to ais-join@lists.amnh.org

PLEASE NOTE: Middle School Institutes has separated from Adventures in Science, and is its own program. For questions about those programs, please email institutes@amnh.org. For programs for students grades 6 - 8 please click Middle School Institutes.

For a calendar of Fall workshops please click here

Fall Programs

Pre-K Grades K & 1 Grades 2 & 3 Grades 4 & 5

Summer Programs

Grade 1 Summer Camp Grades 2 & 3 Summer Camps Grade 4 & 5 Summer Camps
 


CREDITS

The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of

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OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES INCLUDE...

Upcoming Offerings

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Dinosaurs: Living Among Us (Grades 2 and 3)

Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by examining real fossils, visiting the latest dinosaur-themed special exhibition, and exploring the evolutionary track of this diverse, highly adaptive group of animals.

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Microbes: Your Invisible Ecosystem (Grades 4 and 5)

Every part of your body, inside and out, is colonized by microbes. These tiny companions help you digest food, heal your skin, and fight off harmful invaders. Experience them up close and explore your own personal ecosystem.

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AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5)

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

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.

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Crocodiles: An Epoch Journey (Grades 2 and 3)

August 8, 2016 - September 2, 2016

Explore the fascinating world of these animals with serious prehistoric links. See live crocodiles up close, learn how skull shape relates to diet, and discover the startling size and diversity of this ancient group of animals.

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Dinosaurs: Living Among Us (Grades 4 and 5)

August 8, 2016 - September 2, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by examining real fossils, visiting the latest dinosaur-themed special exhibition, and exploring the evolutionary track of this diverse, highly adaptive group of animals.

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AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 2 and 3)

August 15, 2016 - August 19, 2016

What do we know about our neighboring planets or stars millions of light years away? Join us as we fly through a digital simulation of the universe, build and use telescopes, and investigate nearby moons, planets, and stars.

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Crocodiles: An Epoch Journey (Grades 4 and 5)

August 15, 2016 - August 19, 2016

Explore the fascinating world of these animals with serious prehistoric links. See live crocodiles up close, learn how skull shape relates to diet, and discover the startling size and diversity of this ancient group of animals.

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BioAdventures: Beneath the Ocean Waves (Grades 2 and 3)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

How do species adapt to the stresses of life in the ocean? Learn more as you immerse yourself in the biodiversity of underwater life, learn about the structure and biomes of the ocean, and even dissect an actual squid.

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AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

What is the secret to our success as a species? Explore clues left behind by prehistoric hominins and investigate how their early adaptations affected their survival. Together we’ll decipher the differences between our species and our extinct relatives.

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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Pre-K)

September 18, 2016 - October 5, 2016

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.

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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Grades K and 1)

September 18, 2016 - October 2, 2016

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.

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3)

October 1, 2016 - December 10, 2016

In this survey of the sciences, learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. Each day, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research.

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Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5)

October 1, 2016 - December 10, 2016

In this survey of the sciences, learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. Each day, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research.

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BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Pre-K)

October 19, 2016 - November 6, 2016

While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the halls to see mammals from the past, and see which ones stray from the script and set themselves apart.

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BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Grades K and 1)

October 23, 2016 - November 6, 2016

While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the halls to see mammals from the past, and see which ones stray from the script and set themselves apart.

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PaleoDiscoveries: Cretaceous Critters (Pre-K)

November 30, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But they weren't alone! They shared the planet with numerous other animals and plants. Explore species, both big and small, that lived during the Cretaceous period.

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PaleoDiscoveries: Cretaceous Critters (Grades K and 1)

December 4, 2016 - December 18, 2016

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But they weren't alone! They shared the planet with numerous other animals and plants. Explore species, both big and small, that lived during the Cretaceous period.

Past Offerings

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AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3)

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist or a physical anthropologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeological dig site and delve into what makes you different from your distant Neanderthal cousins.

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GeoExplorers: Earth’s Destructive Power (Grades 4 and 5)

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more––watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Learn about the forces of nature and how people around the world continuously cope with their dangers and aftermath.

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First Discoveries (Grade 1)

July 5, 2016 - July 8, 2016

Give your 1st grader a taste of what hands-on learning at the Museum is all about!

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AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5)

April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016

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.

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3)

April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research each day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or the whole week!