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.
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WINTER AND SPRING 2015 WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES:
Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) **Plus Adult**
AstroFavorites: All About Stars (New class!)
AstroFavorites: The Solar System (New class!)
BioAdventures: Dipping Below the Surface
Butterflies: Time to Fly
DinoFavorites: A Land Before Humans (New class!)
Grades 6, 7, and 8
Digital Universe: Flight School
April Break Camps
Relentless Earth: Forces of the Natural World (Grades 2 and 3) (New class!)
AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 4 and 5)
Archeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8) (New class!)
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
January 5, 2015 - January 19, 2015
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.
January 28, 2015 - March 22, 2015
February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015
Experience the splendor of live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest! In this camp, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and see the world through the eyes of a butterfly.
April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015
How do scientists gather information about planets and moons millions of miles away? Learn the answer while flying through a digital simulation of the universe, building and using telescopes, and investigating nearby moons, planets, and stars.
April 19, 2015 - May 3, 2015
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 2 and 3
April 19, 26, and May 3
$125 ($115 Members)
September 16, 2014 - September 30, 2014
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.
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 14, 2014 - August 29, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 18, 2014
July 7, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Discover the power of poisons while solving a mystery at the Museum! In this week-long camp, we will explore poisons found in nature and see how their power is used in both the natural world and by humans.