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Adventures in Science

 

The Adventures in Science (AiS) 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.

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

If you would like to receive updates on when new programs are added and open for registration please send a blank email from the email address you would like to added to ais-join@lists.amnh.org.

FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS AND INSTITUTES:

Grades Pre-K and K
AstroFavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars
Spiders: Webs of Wonder
Twinkling Stars: Legends of the Sky

Grades 1 and 2
BioAdventures: Dipping below the Surface
AstroFavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars
Spiders: Webs of Wonder
Archaeology: Unearth the Past

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Take to the Skies with Pterosaurs
Spiders: Webs of Wonder
Robots in Space
Archaeology: Unearth the Past

Grades 6, 7 and 8
Ancient Sharks Institute

 


CREDITS

The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of

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OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES INCLUDE...

Upcoming Offerings

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Virtual Worlds Institute: Cretaceous Seas (Grades 6, 7, 8)

August 11, 2014 - August 22, 2014

Monday through Friday for two weeks,
Aug 11-15 and Aug 18-22, 2014
Resurrect a prehistoric marine animal by designing realistic 3-D digital models and a photo-realistic virtual Cretaceous sea environment.

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Eco Rangers Summer Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

August 18, 2014 - August 22, 2014

The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.

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Ancient Sharks (Grades 6-8)

October 19, 2014 - November 16, 2014

Five Sundays: October 19, 26, and November 2, 9, and 16, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Sharks—for more than 400 million years, these fearsome fishes have been among the ocean’s top predators. In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of these extraordinary creatures.

Past Offerings

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Digital Universe Flight School Summer Institute (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

August 11, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond with Uniview, 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.

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Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

July 28, 2014 - August 1, 2014

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.

Monday, July 28–Friday, August 1

9 am–4 pm

Me and My Earth Image

Eco Rangers (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

April 27, 2014 - May 25, 2014

The Eco Rangers Institute will give students the opportunity to learn the tools and techniques conservation scientists use to gather information about endangered habitats, and explore the Museum’s biodiversity resources in the exhibit halls, genetics labs, and beyond.

Five Sundays: 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25

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Digital Universe Flight School (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

February 17, 2014 - March 30, 2014

Want to take a stroll on Mars? How about an afternoon flight to Europa, a moon of Jupiter that may be covered in enormous, warm oceans? Learn to navigate our solar system, galaxy, and beyond using Uniview, the AMNH's cutting-edge three-dimensional digital map of our universe.

Offered as a one week program Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014 OR five Sundays: 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30

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Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am - 5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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