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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.

WINTER AND SPRING 2015 WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES:

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) **Plus Adult**
AstroFavorites: All About Stars (New class!)
AstroFavorites: The Solar System (New class!)
BioAdventures: Dipping Below the Surface
Butterflies: Time to Fly
DinoFavorites: A Land Before Humans (New class!)

Grades K and 1 **Plus Adult**
AstroFavorites: All About Stars (New class!)
BioAdventures: Dipping Below the Surface
Butterflies: Time to Fly
DinoFavorites: A Land Before Humans (New class!)

Grades 2 and 3
ArchaeoExplorers: Unearth the Past
BioAdventures: Dipping Below the Surface
PaleoAdventures: Digging up Dinosaurs (New class!)

Grades 4 and 5
PaleoAdventures: Digging up Dinosaurs (New class!)
Robots in Space

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Digital Universe: Flight School

February Break Camps
Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)
Relentless Earth: Forces of the Natural World (Grades 4 and 5) (New class!)
Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

April Break Camps
Relentless Earth: Forces of the Natural World (Grades 2 and 3) (New class!)
AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 4 and 5)
Archeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8) (New class!)

 


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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Robots in Space

January 5, 2015 - January 19, 2015

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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BioAdventures: Dipping below the Surface (Pre-K; Grades K and 1; Grades 2 and 3)

January 5, 2015 - April 29, 2015

We see living things all around us: in our homes, on our streets, and in the trees of our parks. But do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of, say, a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the wonderful diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.

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Butterflies: Time to Fly (Pre-K; and Grades K and 1)

January 7, 2015 - April 2, 2015

Experience the splendor of live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest! In this workshop, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and investigate how they migrate, transform, trick hungry predators, and sometimes even travel across the globe.

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Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)

February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015

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.

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Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015

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.

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AstroFavorites: The Solar System (Pre-K)

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.

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

March 1, 2015 - March 29, 2015

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.

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AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 4 & 5)

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.

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Archeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015

Today’s archeologists explore the history and prehistory of cultures around the world with a toolkit that includes sub-surface sonar surveys, simple hand-held shovels—and everything in between. If you’re curious about the real science of archeology, come explore the excitement of digging in the digital age.

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

ArchaeoExplorers: Unearth the Past (Grades 2 and 3)

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

Three Sundays

April 19, 26, and May 3

3:30–5 pm

$125 ($115 Members) 

Past Offerings

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Twinkling Stars: Legends of the Sky (Grades Pre-K and K) - Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

November 5, 2014 - November 19, 2014

Billions of twinkling lights greet us every night. People throughout history examined those lights and told stories about the patterns and shapes they saw within them. Join us to meet the animals, heroes, and legends of our ancestors still preserved in the sky, and visit those same celestial bodies up close. You may even discover your own story written across the sky.

Three Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 5th, 12th and 19th

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Ancient Sharks (Grades 6-8)

October 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Five Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2, 9, and 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sharks—for more than 400 million years, these fearsome fishes have been among the ocean’s top predators. In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of these extraordinary creatures.

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

September 16, 2014 - September 30, 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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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.

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