Middle School Institutes
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. You will master the software and science behind the Digital Universe and have the opportunity to use the Rose Center’s Hayden Planetarium to create a short, live presentation that highlights the art of data visualization and the importance of storytelling while displaying the scientific concepts connected to planetary science and astrophysics investigated in this course. Come join us for a virtual journey among the stars.
Please Note: Your child must be in the appropriate grade in order to participate in the program.
Grades 6, 7, and 8 - Sunday Workshop
March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 2. **Final presentations will take place Monday evening, April 3**
9 am–4 pm | $550 (Members $525)
We offer a limited number of need-based scholarships. For more information, please email email@example.com
Want to learn more about Digital Universe? Check out this cool film The Known Universe:
Here's a video about the Winter 2012 Institute for the Digital Universe Flight School
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July 3, 2017 - July 7, 2017
Coding Climate Change is a new course that explores climate science and computer science. With Python, a popular coding language used widely by scientists in many fields, students will ask and answer scientific questions by analyzing data from the NASA Earth Observatory.
July 10, 2017 - July 21, 2017
Resurrect a prehistoric creature by designing realistic computer models using 2-D and 3-D software and the AMNH's paleontological expertise.
July 10, 2017 - July 14, 2017
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 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017
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.
August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017
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 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017
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.