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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.

FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS AND INSTITUTES:

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

Grades 1 and 2
BioAdventures: Dipping below the Surface
Spiders: Webs of Wonder
Archaeology: Unearth the Past Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Robots in Space Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Archaeology: Unearth the Past

Grades 6, 7 and 8
Ancient Sharks Institute

 


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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 (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

October 8, 2014 - October 22, 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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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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BioAdventures: Dipping below the Surface (Grades 1 and 2)

October 23, 2014 - November 6, 2014

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.

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

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

November 3, 2014 - December 15, 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 Mondays: November 3, 10, 17
Time: 4:30–6 pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Mondays: December 1, 8, 15
Time: 4:30–6 pm

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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

Past Offerings

Flying Monsters

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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AstroFavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars (Pre-K/K and Grades 1/2)

September 14, 2014 - September 28, 2014

Fly to Mars in the Hayden Planetarium, explore the mysteries of the Museum’s fascinating meteorite collection, and visit Earth’s neighbor, the MoonPre-K/K

Pre-K/K

Three Sundays: September 14, 21, 28

Time: 11:30 am–1 pm

Grades 1/2

Three Sundays: September 14, 21, 28

Time: 2­pm–3:30 pm

Please Note: This caregiver-child workshop is structured to provide a unique opportunity for caregiver-child teams to experience science at the Museum and learn together. Each child must be accompanied by one adult. Only a registered child and his/her caregiver may attend with no additional guests.

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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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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.

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Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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