The American Museum of Natural History offers a variety of experiences and opportunities for teens. From internships and research opportunities to courses and exposure to new technologies, there are offerings to suit a range of interests.
A one week long course for high school students introducing the research at the Museum, as well as the science on display in the halls and the special exhibitions.
Courses for NYC high school students interested in the sciences.
Programs and Events
After-hours lectures and programs for the Museum's Hayden Planetarium Theater
Drawing inspiration from contemporary cultures around the world, these exciting, after-hours and day-long programs feature live performances, food tastings, and hands-on activities.
In-depth scientific research training for high school students.
Programs and Events
AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUp: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.
Grades 8-12: Middle and high school laboratory experiences in comparative genomics, evolution, and the brain.
A series of free, hands-on events for school groups of all ages on a variety of topics. Check out the Drop-In events for the 2014-15 school year.
Interact with Museum visitors as a high-school intern in the exhibition halls.
Teaching Volunteers are available in various halls to enhance a school group's understanding of hall content.
NYC high school students are invited to explore their future!
Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.
The Young Naturalist Awards is a research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12 to promote participation and communication in science.
Young Naturalist Awards Essay
I went on a class field trip to Fernwood Botanic Garden in southwest Michigan when I was in sixth grade. When we toured the restored prairie, the naturalist told us about invasive non-native plants such as garlic mustard and how they destroy native habitats...
A revolutionary set of star-seeking telescopes is taking precision to the next level.
Essay, Science Bulletins
Launched on December 14, 2009, the WISE space telescope is helping scientists create a Digital Universe 3-D Atlas. Take a look at WISE and the data it is capturing.