Adventures in Science
If you are coming to the Museum on Sunday, May 26, please use one of the following entrances: 79th Street and Central Park West, subway entrance, or Weston Pavilion (Columbus Avenue entrance). The 81st Street entrance will be closed, but the Hayden Planetarium Space Show will be shown on a normal schedule.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
June 3, 2013 - June 17, 2013
June 3, 10, and 17, 2013
Discover how we can use robotic rovers and probes to explore places in space where humans cannot survive.
June 24, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Explore the mysteries of the universe and design rockets.
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - June 24-28
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 15-19
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - July 8–12
July 8, 2013 - August 23, 2013
Take an exciting journey through human evolution and learn about our ancestors from early primates to the first hominids.
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 8–12
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - August 12–16
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - August 19–23
July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.
July 8, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Why do some scientists call birds "living dinosaurs"? Investigate these and other exciting questions about animals that have been extinct for millions of years.
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 8-12
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 29–August 2
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - July 15–19
July 9, 2013 - July 11, 2013
SOLD OUT -- Give your 1st grader a taste of what hands-on learning is all about!
July 15, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Chow, grub, and everything in between—what’s on your plate? Investigate food in all its complexity.
STILL OPEN -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 15–19
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - July 29–August 2
July 22, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 22-26 and July 29 - Aug 2, 2013
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.
July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
SOLD OUT -- Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Digital Universe, 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.
July 22, 2013 - August 23, 2013
Explore the fascinating world of frogs!
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - July 22–26
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - Aug. 19–23
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - August 12–16
August 5, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.
August 5, 2013 - August 23, 2013
Plunge into the fascinating world of whales!
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - August 12–16
SOLD OUT -- Grades 4 and 5 - August 5–9
SOLD OUT -- Grades 2 and 3 - August 19-23
May 1, 2013 - May 15, 2013
May 1, 8, and 15, 2013
Learn about the cutting-edge field of neuroscience through hands-on experiments and innovative lab activities.
April 18, 2013 - April 19, 2013
April 18 and 19, 2013
On two evenings, star gaze in the Hayden Planetarium, explore artifacts in AMNH's cultural halls, and discover the roles of celestial bodies and events in the lives of ancient cultures.
March 25, 2013 - March 29, 2013
The Me and My Earth institute will make use of AMNH’s considerable biodiversity resources including the newly renovated Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, genetics labs, and innovative scientists who will expose you to cutting edge careers in conservation science.