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.

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The Middle School Institutes (MSI) program introduces children from Grades 6 - 8 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations, interactive tours of Museum exhibits and the use of digital programs and skill building.

Registration for Spring Programs is now Open! Click Here For Spring Offerings.

To Register, Call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200

For more information, please contact institutes@amnh.org

Fall Program

Spring Program

Upcoming Offerings

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

March 5, 2017 - April 3, 2017

Have you ever dreamed of flying among the stars and looking back at the Earth? In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore the vastness of space using the digital projection of the Museum’s three-dimensional digital map of the universe.

Past Offerings

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Evolution Institute - (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

October 16, 2016 - November 13, 2016

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.

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Ancient Sharks (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

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.

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Eco Rangers (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

August 22, 2016 - August 26, 2016

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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Archaeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

August 8, 2016 - August 12, 2016

Today’s archaeologists explore the history and prehistory of cultures around the world with a toolkit that includes sub-surface sonar surveys, simple hand-held shovels—and everything in between. If you’re curious about the real science of archeology, come explore the excitement of digging in the digital age.

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Evolution Institute (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

August 1, 2016 - August 5, 2016

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.