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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.

Please note: Registration and fall workshop listings will be available to the general public on Sept 11, 2015.

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

SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS                                                           

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 and 5




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Past Offerings


PaleoExplorers: Reaching Through Time (Grades 4 and 5)

August 24, 2015 - August 28, 2015

How can paleontologists know what dinosaurs looked like, all those years ago? Use the tools and techniques of paleontology to examine real fossils, figure out how dinosaurs walked, and determine what might have covered their skin—scales, feathers, or nothing at all.

Digging at Hidden Cave

ArchaeoAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 & 3)

August 17, 2015 - August 21, 2015

Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeological dig site, analyze plant and animal remains found alongside our ancestors, and design your own prehistoric home to help you survive.


Spiders: Webs Unraveled (Grades 2 and 3 OR Grades 4 and 5)

August 3, 2015 - August 28, 2015

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.


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

July 27, 2015 - August 7, 2015

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


AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5)

July 20, 2015 - August 21, 2015

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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