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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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Grades Pre-K and K
Spiders: Webs of Wonder Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Twinkling Stars: Legends of the Sky Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

Grades 1 and 2
BioAdventures: Dipping below the Surface Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Spiders: Webs of Wonder Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Archaeology: Unearth the Past Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Robots in Space Sold Out (Waiting List Available)
Archaeology: Unearth the Past

Grades 6, 7 and 8
Ancient Sharks Institute



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Upcoming Offerings

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

Archaeology: Unearth the Past (Grades 1/2 and Grades 3/4/5)

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

Past Offerings


Robots in Space (Grades 3, 4 and 5)

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.

Flying Monsters

Take to the Skies with Pterosaurs (Grades 3, 4 & 5)

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.


Spiders Unraveled (Grades 2/3 and 4/5) - Session Full

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.

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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