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Registration for spring camps and workshops is now open!. Registration for 2016 summer camp programs is now open! Click here for camp listing.

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.

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

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

For a calendar of spring workshops please click here

 

  Spring Workshop Spring Camps

 

 

Pre-K

Grades K & 1

Grades 2 & 3

Grades 4 & 5

 

Grades 2 & 3 - February Break

Grades 2 & 3 - Spring Break

Grades 4 & 5 - February Break

Grades 4 & 5 - Spring Break

For a calendar of summer workshops please click here

 

Grade 1 Summer Camp Grades 2 and 3 Summer Camps Grade 4 and 5 Summer Camps
 


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Upcoming Offerings

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Pre-K)

Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous planets that orbit the Sun as you take a trip through space to learn about our nearest neighbors.

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BioAdventures: Beneath the Ocean Waves (Grades 2 and 3)

February 15, 2016 - February 19, 2016

How do species adapt to the stresses of life in the ocean? Learn more as you immerse yourself in the biodiversity of underwater life, learn about the structure and biomes of the ocean, and even dissect an actual squid.

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AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5)

February 15, 2016 - February 19, 2016

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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BioExplorers: Ocean Invertebrates (Grades 4 and 5)

February 28, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Squids and octopuses are famous, but the ocean is full of other mysterious invertebrates—animals without backbones. Explore a magnificent array of these marine animals, discover how they have changed over time, and experience the wonders of ocean exploration.

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BioDiscoveries: Creatures of the Reef (Pre-K)

February 28, 2016 - April 13, 2016

Just under the waves, coral reefs are complex ecosystems. Immerse yourself in these diverse and captivating environments to explore the animals and plants that live there and the incredible strategies they use to survive.

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BioDiscoveries: Creatures of the Reef (Grades K and 1)

February 28, 2016 - March 13, 2016

Just under the waves, coral reefs are complex ecosystems. Immerse yourself in these diverse and captivating environments to explore the animals and plants that live there and the incredible strategies they use to survive.

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AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World (Pre-K)

March 30, 2016 - April 17, 2016

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

April 3, 2016 - April 17, 2016

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 land’s tallest peaks to the ocean’s deepest vents.

 

 

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AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5)

April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016

What makes one species go extinct while another thrives? Explore the clues left behind by prehistoric hominids and investigate how their early adaptations affected their survival. Together we’ll decipher the differences between our species and our less-fortunate extinct relatives.

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3)

April 25, 2016 - April 29, 2016

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

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First Discoveries (Grade 1)

July 5, 2016 - July 8, 2016

Give your 1st grader a taste of what hands-on learning at the Museum is all about!

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Dinosaurs: Living Among Us (Grades 2 and 3)

July 11, 2016 - August 5, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by examining real fossils, visiting the latest dinosaur-themed special exhibition, and exploring the evolutionary track of this diverse, highly adaptive group of animals.

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Microbes: Your Invisible Ecosystem (Grades 4 and 5)

July 11, 2016 - August 5, 2016

Every part of your body, inside and out, is colonized by microbes. These tiny companions help you digest food, heal your skin, and fight off harmful invaders. Experience them up close and explore your own personal ecosystem.

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

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

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

July 18, 2016 - July 22, 2016

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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AstroExplorers: A Mission Beyond (Grades 4 & 5)

July 25, 2016 - July 29, 2016

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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Crocodiles: An Epoch Journey (Grades 2 and 3)

August 8, 2016 - September 2, 2016

Explore the fascinating world of these animals with serious prehistoric links. See live crocodiles up close, learn how skull shape relates to diet, and discover the startling size and diversity of this ancient group of animals.

Starling

Dinosaurs: Living Among Us (Grades 4 and 5)

August 8, 2016 - September 2, 2016

Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by examining real fossils, visiting the latest dinosaur-themed special exhibition, and exploring the evolutionary track of this diverse, highly adaptive group of animals.

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

August 15, 2016 - August 19, 2016

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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Crocodiles: An Epoch Journey (Grades 4 and 5)

August 15, 2016 - August 19, 2016

Explore the fascinating world of these animals with serious prehistoric links. See live crocodiles up close, learn how skull shape relates to diet, and discover the startling size and diversity of this ancient group of animals.

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BioAdventures: Beneath the Ocean Waves (Grades 2 and 3)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

How do species adapt to the stresses of life in the ocean? Learn more as you immerse yourself in the biodiversity of underwater life, learn about the structure and biomes of the ocean, and even dissect an actual squid.

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AnthroExplorers: Last Man Standing (Grades 4 & 5)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

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.

Past Offerings

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AstroAdventures: Secrets of the Solar System (Grades 2 and 3)

January 24, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Much more than eight planets and a star, our solar system holds billions of remnants from its turbulent beginning. Travel from our moon’s craters to the icy comets of the Kuiper Belt to unravel the origins of our cosmic neighborhood.

 

 

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Grades K and 1)

January 24, 2016 - February 7, 2016

Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous planets that orbit the Sun as you take a trip through space to learn about our nearest neighbors.

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AnthroExplorers: Andes and Amazonia (Grades 4 & 5)

December 6, 2015 - December 20, 2015

Imagine living on the side of a steep mountain or surrounded by rainforest. What would your life be like? Experience the Andes mountains and Amazon River basin of South America as you explore the native food, treasured items, and unique challenges faced there.

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GeoAdventures: Shaking Quaking Earth (Grades 2 and 3)

November 1, 2015 - November 15, 2015

Millions of years of shifting, shaking, and shattering crust have created the varied landscapes we see on Earth. Explore how plate tectonics, thousands of miles beneath our feet, shape what we see on the surface.

 

 

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PaleoDiscoveries: A Land Before Humans (Pre-K)

October 21, 2015 - November 4, 2015

Long before humans first appeared, dinosaurs roamed the planet. Explore various species, both big and small, that lived millions of years ago, and learn about the fateful event that killed off most (but not all!) of the dinosaurs.

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