Adventures in Science
Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)
July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014
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Did you know that we share our planet with over 5 million species? Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of the American Museum of Natural History’s considerable resources, including the fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections. Gain an understanding of the genetic and physical evidence for evolution, meet scientists who will expose you to careers in the biological sciences, and take behind-the-scenes tours of our research departments. Join us to find out how scientists use their knowledge of evolution to identify endangered jaguars in Belize, track global illegal wildlife hunting, and monitor the spread of viruses.
Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1
9 am–4 pm
Member price: $525
Non-member price: $550
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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
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Grades 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
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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