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Grades 6-8


Adventures in Science

Camps, Institute, Workshop

Adventures in Science

Multi-day and weeklong science immersions for children in grades pre-K - 8 that introduce them to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.


Programs and Events

Global Weekends

A family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world. 

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Games, Student Programs

Anthropology: Boards, Cards, and Dice

While video and computer games are barely a half-century old, physical games with boards, cards and dice go back not hundreds, but thousands of years. Played everywhere humans can be found, they have facilitated human interaction across and within cultures. The study of games can teach us about human behavior, history and migration while, at the same time, illustrating the practice of Anthropological research.

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Student Programs

AMNH Lang Science Program

7-year program of hands-on science exploration and behind-the-scenes adventure for middle and high school students in New York City.

Science Alliance

Student Programs

Science Alliance

A unique science enrichment program designed for middle school students interested in learning about a wide variety of scientific topics through hands on investigations. Applications for 5th graders in NYC are available now through March 17, 2014!

Monthly Family Series

At the Museum, Programs and Events

Family Series

Programs for families with children ages 4 to 11 that runs from October to June that include audience participation and hands-on activities.

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Student Programs

Young Naturalist Awards

The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.

Discovery Room


Discovery Room

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.

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School and Camp Groups

Drop-In Events for School Groups

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 2013-14 school year.

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Walks and Tours

Nature Walks

Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.

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School and Camp Groups

Teaching Volunteers

Teaching Volunteers are available in various halls to enhance a school group's understanding of hall content.



Activity, Hands-on Activity

Make Your Own Horse Stationery

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.

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