Adventures in Science
The Adventures in Science program introduces children to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.
The three-day workshops and week-long day camps or institutes explore topics such as astrophysics, human evolution, robot design, frogs and extreme mammals. Children can study constellations by star-gazing, examine the tools and cave art of our hominid ancestors, and much more in these exciting, inquiry-based programs.
Schedules and grade level can be found by selecting the workshop or camp you are interested in.
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More About the Middle School Institutes
Check out these videos and learn more about the Institutes and the student projects that come from them.
Learn more about last summer's Virtual Worlds Institute!
These videos are by past students who have taken the Evolution Institute!
Learn more about students render a past world in this video about the Virtual Worlds Institute: What Happened to the Neanderthals?
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
July 8, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 8-12 and July 15-19, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.
July 22, 2013 - August 2, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks, July 22-26 and July 29 - Aug 2, 2013
Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of AMNH's considerable resources, such as our fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections.
July 22, 2013 - July 26, 2013
SOLD OUT -- Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Digital Universe, the Museum’s scientifically accurate three-dimensional map of the universe, and use advanced gaming laptops and the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to explore this software and the science behind it.
August 5, 2013 - August 16, 2013
Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 5-9 and Aug 12-16, 2013
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.
March 25, 2013 - March 29, 2013
The Me and My Earth institute will make use of AMNH’s considerable biodiversity resources including the newly renovated Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Hall, genetics labs, and innovative scientists who will expose you to cutting edge careers in conservation science.
February 17, 2013 - March 18, 2013
Offered - Five Sundays in the Spring of 2013: 2/17, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17. Learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Digital Universe, the AMNH's cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of our universe.