AMNH Lang Science Program
Each academic year, students in 5th grade are chosen to become part of an exciting seven-year extracurricular educational relationship with the Museum. These students will experience the Museum through science classes incorporating hands-on exploration, behind-the-scenes adventures, meetings with scientists, and content-rich programming. The Lang Science Program focuses on the sciences studied at the Museum – biology (biodiversity, evolution, genetics, conservation, and more), anthropology (cultural, human evolution, archaeology, and linguistics), and physical sciences (astronomy, Earth science, planetary science). Students will also design their own research projects, learn about Museum exhibits, and start preparing for college and careers.
The program begins with a 3-week summer program based at the Museum and continues into the school year with classes on 18 Saturdays from October to June (approximately twice per month). This alternating summer/school year cycle continues for 7 years, and concludes with the students' graduation from high school.
We are now accepting applications to start in the summer of 2014. Students must be: current 5th graders; live and go to a school within the 5 boroughs of New York City, or be homeschooled in New York City; be able to commit to the summer dates - Mondays through Fridays, July 21st through August 8th. The application requires an online portion, plus supplemental materials (report card, student responses to questions, signatures), and two recommendation letters.
For the online application, please click here.
To download all supplemental materials, including recommendation forms, please click here.
Please note that this Middle School Application is shared with the Science Alliance Program.
DUE DATE/POSTMARK DATE FOR ALL MATERIALS IS MARCH 17, 2014.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at either Lang@amnh.org (preferred) or by phone at 212-313-7172.
EdLab at Columbia University's Teachers College visited Lang in the summer of 2013 and made this video.
Lang students participated in NASA's MoonKAM project. Learn more in this video.
For an article in the AMNH Members magazine, Rotunda, from March/April 2010, please click
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
The AMNH Lang Science Program and Lang Scholar Awards were conceived by and established with founding support
from the Eugene M. Lang Foundation.
Complimentary test preparation and college admissions support for program participants is generously provided by