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.
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FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS AND INSTITUTES:
Grades 6, 7 and 8
Ancient Sharks Institute
The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
July 7, 2014 - July 18, 2014
Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.