Each academic year, students in 5th grade are chosen to become part of an exciting 7-year extracurricular educational relationship with the Museum. This starts in the summer between 5th and 6th grade and continues through the end of 12th grade. 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.
The 2015 application period is now closed. Selected families will be asked to come in and interview.
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