The Middle School Institutes (MSI) program introduces children from Grades 6 - 8 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations, interactive tours of Museum exhibits and the use of digital programs and skill building.
The American Museum of Natural History offers a variety of experiences and opportunities for teens. From internships and research opportunities to courses and exposure to new technologies, there are offerings to suit a range of interests.
Programs and Events
After-hours lectures and programs for the Museum's Hayden Planetarium Theater
Drawing inspiration from contemporary cultures around the world, these exciting, after-hours and day-long programs feature live performances, food tastings, and hands-on activities.
The LeFrak Class of the Month Essay Contest provides teachers of K-8 NYC students with the opportunity to align a Museum learning experience with Common Core State Standards by submitting essays about their Museum visit to the LeFrak Family Gallery.
A unique 3-year science enrichment program designed for middle school students interested in learning about a wide variety of scientific topics through hands on investigations.
7-year program of hands-on science exploration and behind-the-scenes adventure for middle and high school students in New York City.
Programs and Events
AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUp: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.
Teaching Volunteers are available in various halls to enhance a school group's understanding of hall content.
Programs for families with children ages 4 to 11 that runs from October to June that include audience participation and hands-on activities.
Grades 8-12: Middle and high school laboratory experiences in comparative genomics, evolution, and the brain.
A series of free, hands-on events for school groups of all ages on a variety of topics. Check out the Drop-In events for the 2014-15 school year.
Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.
The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.
The Discovery Room offers families, and especially children ages 5-12, an interactive gateway to the wonders of the Museum and a hands-on, behind-the scenes look at its science.
Young Naturalist Awards Essay
I went on a class field trip to Fernwood Botanic Garden in southwest Michigan when I was in sixth grade. When we toured the restored prairie, the naturalist told us about invasive non-native plants such as garlic mustard and how they destroy native habitats...
Activity, Hands-on Activity
Why send an email when you can deliver your message on horseback. Add your name and address—and anything else you want to—to these colorful stationery files.