Adventures in Science
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.
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FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS AND INSTITUTES:
Grades Pre-K and K
AstroFavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Spiders: Webs of Wonder Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Twinkling Stars: Legends of the Sky Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Ancient Sharks Institute
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
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
Three Sundays: September 14, 21, 28
Time: 11:30 am–1 pm
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.
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.
Explore the diverse world of these fascinating eight-legged animals.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
July 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014
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.
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
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.
Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1
9 am–4 pm