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Adventures in Science

Adventures in Science

 

The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children 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 or institutes explore topics such as astrophysics, human evolution, robot design, frogs and extreme mammals. Children can study constellations by star-gazing, examine the tools and cave art of our hominid ancestors, and much more in these exciting, inquiry-based programs.

Schedules and grade level can be found by selecting the workshop or camp you are interested in.

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

If you would like to receive updates on when new programs are added and open for registration please send a blank email from the email address you would like to added to ais-join@lists.amnh.org.

SPRING 2014 PROGRAMS:

Grades 1 and 2
Archaeology: Unearth the Past - Session Full

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Archaeology: Unearth the Past
Take to the Skies with Pterosaurs
Robots in Space - Session Full

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Eco Rangers

SUMMER 2014 CAMPS AND INSTITUTES:
While many sessions are full, there may be space on the waiting list.  Please call Central Reservations (212) 769-5200 for more information.

Grade 1
First Adventures - Session Full

Grades 2 and 3
AstroAdventures - Session Full
ArcheoAdventures: Clues to Our Past - Session Full
Pterosaurs: Titans of the Sky - Session Full
Unlock the Mysteries of Poisons - Sesssion Full
Spiders Unraveled - Session Full
PaleoAdventures: Exploring Dinosaurs - Session Full

Grades 4 and 5
AstroAdventures - Session Full
AnthroAdventures: Last Man Standing
Pterosaurs: Titans of the Sky - Session Full
Unlock the Mysteries of Poisons - Session Full
Spiders Unraveled - Session Full

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Virtual Worlds: What Happened to the Neanderthals?
Evolution Institute
Digital Universe Flight School
EcoRangers
Virtual Worlds: Cretaceous Seas

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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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Eco Rangers (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

April 27, 2014 - May 25, 2014

The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.

Five Sundays: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

Archaeology: Unearth the Past (Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3, 4 & 5)

April 27, 2014 - May 11, 2014

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 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
Three Sundays: April 27, May 4, and May 11
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Sundays: April 27, May 4, and May 11
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Flying Monsters

Take to the Skies with Pterosaurs (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

April 29, 2014 - May 13, 2014

Join in a soaring adventure to learn all about pterosaurs–flying reptiles that lived in the time of dinosaurs. In this workshop students will explore a new special exhibition on these winged wonders, while learning about pterosaur features, flight, and fossil evidence.

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Robots in Space (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

May 2, 2014 - May 16, 2014

With rovers on Mars, satellites orbiting Saturn, and a probe heading for Pluto, robots are on the frontlines of deep space exploration. Experience the fun of building and operating your own robots while learning about our solar system and beyond.

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Spiders Unraveled (Grades 2/3 and 4/5) - Session Full

July 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014

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.

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Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014

Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of AMNH's considerable resources, such as our fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections.

Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1

9 am–4 pm

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Virtual Worlds Institute: Cretaceous Seas (Grades 6, 7, 8)

August 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 11-15 and Aug 18-22, 2014
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.

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Digital Universe Flight School Summer Institute (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Uniview, the Museum’s scientifically accurate three-dimensional map of the universe, and use advanced gaming laptops and the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to explore this software and the science behind it.

Me and My Earth Image

Eco Rangers Summer Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014

The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.

Past Offerings

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Twinkling Stars: Mythic Creatures in the Sky (Grades 1 and 2)

March 7, 2014 - March 14, 2014

You don’t have to go to the zoo to see lions, tigers, and bears! Learn how cultures around the world and through history have been spotting animal shapes in the stars, then head to the Hayden Planetarium to see the stars that inspired the stories. Make your own constellation model and discover the legends of the night sky!

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Inside Your Brain (Grades 3, 4, and 5)

March 4, 2014 - March 18, 2014

How do you play baseball, crave a slice of pizza, or learn new a language? Your brain is an amazing organ! Fire up your synapses and learn about the cutting-edge field of neuroscience through hands-on experiments and innovative lab activities.

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Astrofavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars (Grades 1 and 2)

March 2, 2014 - March 16, 2013

Fly to Mars in the Hayden Planetarium, explore the mysteries of the Museum’s fascinating meteorite collection, and visit Earth’s neighbor, the Moon.

Three Sundays: March 2, 9 and 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Note: Each child must be accompanied by an adult.

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Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)

February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014

Experience the splendor of live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest! In this camp, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and see the world through the eyes of a butterfly.

Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014

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Digital Universe Flight School (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

February 17, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Want to take a stroll on Mars? How about an afternoon flight to Europa, a moon of Jupiter that may be covered in enormous, warm oceans? Learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Uniview, the AMNH's cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of our universe.

Offered as a one week program Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014 OR five Sundays: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

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