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Parents, teachers and 5th – 8th grade students are invited to attend an information session to learn more about the various programs offered to middle school students. For details about the upcoming information sessions please click HERE.


Each academic year, students in 5th grade are chosen to become part of an exciting 7-year extracurricular educational relationship with the Museum. This starts in the summer between 5th and 6th grade and continues through the end of 12th grade. These students will experience the Museum through science classes incorporating hands-on exploration, behind-the-scenes adventures, meetings with scientists, and content-rich programming. The Lang Science Program focuses on the sciences studied at the Museum – biology (biodiversity, evolution, genetics, conservation, and more), anthropology (cultural, human evolution, archaeology, and linguistics), and physical sciences (astronomy, Earth science, planetary science). Students will also design their own research projects, learn about Museum exhibits, and start preparing for college and careers.

The program begins with a 3-week summer program based at the Museum and continues into the school year with classes on 18 Saturdays from October to June (approximately twice per month). In the Summer of 2016, class will run from July 11 - July 29, Monday - Friday only, and from 10am - 3pm on most days. This alternating summer/school year cycle continues for 7 years, and concludes with the students' graduation from high school.

The 2016 application has been released and is due on Tuesday, January 19th. There are 2 major parts to the application:

1 - The ONLINE PORTION, which asks for contact information, schools, and more.

2 - The written portion of the information packet which you can download HERE. In it, you will find questions for the applicant, recommendation letter requirements, signatures, and more. The application is not considered complete until both parts are received fully.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at either (preferred) or by phone at 212-313-7172.




EdLab at Columbia University's Teachers College visited Lang in the summer of 2013 and made this video.

Lang students participated in NASA's MoonKAM project.  Learn more in this video.

Read about Henry Lim, who was a winner in the 2011 Young Naturalist Awards.  For a New York Times article on Henry's work, please click here.

For an article in the AMNH Members magazine, Rotunda, from March/April 2010, please click


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



The AMNH Lang Science Program and Lang Scholar Awards were conceived by and established with founding support
from the Eugene M. Lang Foundation.


Complimentary test preparation and college admissions support for program participants is generously provided by 

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