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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.

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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 - Session Full
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 - Session Full, submit application to be put on wait list
Digital Universe Flight School - Session Full, submit application to be put on wait list
EcoRangers - Session Full
Virtual Worlds: Cretaceous Seas - Session Full

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Upcoming Offerings


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.


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


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.


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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