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.

Registration for Spring Classes is Now Open! Click here for Spring Offerings.

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 Fall workshops please click here

Fall Programs

Pre-K Grades K & 1 Grades 2 & 3 Grades 4 & 5

For a calendar of Spring Offerings please click here

 

Spring Programs

Pre-K                             Grades K & 1
Grades 2 & 3 Grades 4 & 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

Ep 6 Ancient Oceans

PaleoDiscoveries: Cretaceous Critters (Pre-K)

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the Earth. But they weren't alone! They shared the planet with numerous other animals and plants. Explore species, both big and small, that lived during the Cretaceous period.

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3)

December 10, 2016

In this survey of the sciences, learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. Each day, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research.

Inside the Collections: Pacific Peoples

Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5)

December 10, 2016

In this survey of the sciences, learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist. Each day, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research.

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Pre-K)

January 22, 2017 - February 8, 2017

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.

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Grades K and 1)

January 22, 2017 - February 5, 2017

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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BioExplorers: A Tree Full of Primates (Grades 4 and 5)

January 28, 2017

While some primates live and play in trees, they also make up a huge part of our own family tree! Learn about the diversity of our closest living relatives, and what separates a lemur from a gibbon from an orangutan.

Turtle Pond

BioDiscoveries: Life in a Pond (Pre-K)

March 5, 2017 - March 22, 2017

Do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.

Turtle Pond

BioDiscoveries: Life in a Pond (Grades K and 1)

March 5, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Do you ever wonder what lurks just below the surface of a murky pond? Explore a world hidden just out of sight, and marvel at the diversity of unfamiliar creatures living right under our noses.

Breeching whale hi res

BioAdventures: What About Whales (Grades 2 and 3)

March 11, 2017

Whales are a diverse group of marine mammals with features that continue to surprise scientists! Explore the extraordinary adaptations whales have developed and why they are so important to the ocean ecosystems where they live.

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PaleoExplorers: Building Vertebrates (Grades 4 and 5)

March 11, 2017

Millions of years ago, jaws and backbones didn’t exist. They were just developing! Dive into the origins of our vertebrate ancestors and explore the evolutionary history among the animals who first had these traits.

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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.

Corn Future of Food

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.

Hall of Gems and Minerals

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.

Past Offerings

Two mouse deer among leaves in Cambodian forest.

BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Grades K and 1)

October 23, 2016 - November 6, 2016

While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the halls to see mammals from the past, and see which ones stray from the script and set themselves apart.

Two mouse deer among leaves in Cambodian forest.

BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Pre-K)

October 19, 2016 - November 6, 2016

While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the halls to see mammals from the past, and see which ones stray from the script and set themselves apart.

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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Pre-K)

September 18, 2016 - October 5, 2016

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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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Grades K and 1)

September 18, 2016 - October 2, 2016

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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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.