AMNH Lang Science Program
This year, students currently in 5th grade will be chosen to become part of an exciting seven-year educational relationship with the Museum. These students will experience the Museum through classes incorporating hands-on exploration, behind-the-scenes adventures, talks with scientists, and content-rich programming. Our programming focuses on the sciences studied at the Museum – biology (biodiversity, evolution, genetics, and more), anthropology (cultural, linguistics, human evolution, and archaeology), 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 three-week summer program based at the Museum and continues into the school year with meetings that take place on two Saturdays per month. This alternating summer/school year cycle continues for seven years. The program concludes with the students' graduation from high school.
Students who are in the 5th grade (or homeschool equivalent) in New York City are eligible to apply. We are no longer receiving applications for the 2013-2014 school year, but if you know a 5th grade student who might be interested in starting in the summer of 2014, please fill out this survey.
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