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, one-day workshops, and week-long day camps are listed below.

Fall 2017 Programs are now online. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Monday, June 12th.

To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

To receive updates on new programs and registration dates, please send a blank email to ais-join@lists.amnh.org

For a calendar of summer offerings, please click here:

For a calendar of fall offerings, please click here:

Summer Camps

To add your name to a wait list, call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

Grade 1 Grades 2 & 3 Grades 4 & 5

Fall Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Grades K and 1
Grades 2 and 3 Grades 4 and 5
 


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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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First Discoveries (Grade 1)

July 5, 2017 - July 7, 2017

Get a taste of hands-on learning in this introductory camp. Over three half-days, you will explore the moon, follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs, and prepare for a celebration as a child of the Haida Gwaii nation.

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

July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017

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

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Cuba: A Time to Explore (Grades 4 and 5)

July 10, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Join us on a trip to Cuba! Walk through the streets of Havana to hear the music and experience the culture, and visit the country’s various habitats to explore Cuba’s incredible diversity of wildlife, much of which can only be found on this unique island nation.

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GeoExplorers: Earth’s Destructive Power (Grades 4 and 5)

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more––watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Learn about the forces of nature and how people around the world continuously cope with their dangers and aftermath.

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Cuba: A Time to Explore (Grades 2 and 3)

July 17, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Join us on a trip to Cuba! Walk through the streets of Havana to hear the music and experience the culture, and visit the country’s various habitats to explore Cuba’s incredible diversity of wildlife, much of which can only be found on this unique island nation.

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AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3)

August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist or a physical anthropologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeological dig site and delve into what makes you different from your distant Neanderthal cousins.

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Mummies: Unwrapping the Past (Grade 4 and 5)

August 7, 2017 - September 1, 2017

Ancient Egyptians weren’t the only people to practice mummification. Journey through the past as we unravel the mysteries left behind by civilizations from around the globe, and discover how scientists use today’s tools to reconstruct the faces of these ancient people.

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AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5)

August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017

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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Mummies: Unwrapping the Past (Grade 2 and 3)

August 14, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Ancient Egyptians weren’t the only people to practice mummification. Journey through the past as we unravel the mysteries left behind by civilizations from around the globe, and discover how scientists use today’s tools to reconstruct the faces of these ancient people.

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AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5)

August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017

What is the secret to our success as a species? Explore clues left behind by prehistoric hominins and investigate how their early adaptations affected their survival. Together, we’ll decipher the differences between our species and our extinct relatives.

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PaleoAdventures: A Prehistoric Gathering (Grades 2 and 3)

August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017

Stegosaurus, Oviraptor, or Tyrannosaurus rex—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinosaurs walked and what they ate, and immerse yourself in the diversity of these prehistoric animals.

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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Grades K and 1)

September 17, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of the Milky Way as you learn about red stars, blue stars, and more.

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AstroAdventures: Extraordinary Moons (Grades 2 and 3)

September 23, 2017

The moons in our solar system are many and varied. Some hide oceans under their icy surface while others rain sulfuric acid! Explore the origins of these worlds and the questions surrounding their potential for life.

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BioExplorers: Magnifying Microbes (Grades 4 and 5)

September 23, 2017

Under your very nose, there are microscopic ecosystems where microbes are eating, breathing, and defending themselves against microbial predators. Discover this unseen world and how life as we know it couldn’t exist without them.

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BioDiscoveries: Bountiful Bugs Pre-K (Ages 3-4)

October 22, 2017 - November 8, 2017

The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn about how insects move and eat as you experience the similarities that pull them together and the differences that make each unique.

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BioDiscoveries: Bugs all Around (Grades K and 1)

October 22, 2017 - November 5, 2017

The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn about how insects move and eat as you experience the similarities that pull them together and the differences that make each unique.

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GeoExplorers: Anatomy of an Explosion (Grades 4 and 5)

November 4, 2017

From explosions that destroy civilizations, to those that build new island worlds, volcanoes shape our planet in dramatic fashion. Explore the history of eruptions from Pompeii to Krakatoa.

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AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World (Grades K and 1)

December 3, 2017 - December 17, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children in other cultures play.

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AnthroDiscoveries: A Globe of Games Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4)

December 3, 2017 - December 20, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children in other cultures play.

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AnthroAdventures: A World of Puppets (Grades 2 and 3)

December 16, 2017

Puppets play a special role in many cultures—from traditional theater to children’s TV shows. Explore puppets made around the world to see the different ways people make and use these rich cultural objects.

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PaleoExplorers: Flight in Ancient Skies (Grades 4 and 5)

December 16, 2017

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs took to the skies—but they were not alone! Come look up into the Mesozoic sky and meet the variety of animals that achieved flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

Past Offerings

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AnthroAdventures: Can I Eat That? (Grades 2 and 3)

May 6, 2017

Over millennia, people have learned how to gather, cultivate, and process a variety of plants to make them easier to eat. Explore the different ways humans have altered plants and outsmarted their defenses, from grinding corn to removing cyanide from manioc.

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GeoExplorers: Crafting Crystals (Grades 4 and 5)

May 6, 2017

From gigantic crystals as tall as trees, to smaller ones that overlap like soap bubbles, minerals are made up of varied and sometimes complex structures. Come explore the shapes and colors created by these building blocks, which have long been crystallized in the Earth.

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AnthroDiscoveries: A World of Music (Pre-K)

April 23, 2017 - May 10, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of instruments would you find? What kind of music would you hear? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience the rhythms and songs of other cultures.

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AnthroDiscoveries: A World of Music (Grades K and 1)

April 23, 2017 - May 7, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of instruments would you find? What kind of music would you hear? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience the rhythms and songs of other cultures.

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3)

April 11, 2017 - April 14, 2017

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or the whole week!