The American Museum of Natural History offers a variety of experiences and opportunities for teens. From internships and research opportunities to courses, workshops and special events, there are offerings to suit a range of interests. Explore the links below for information on individual programs.
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The American Museum of Natural History is offering a series of information sessions and workshops focused on making informed choices about preparing for, applying to and paying for college, and learning to manage your own money in the process. Online pre-registration is requested, and links will be available approximately one month before each information session.
January 24, 2017 - January 27, 2017
This regents week, don’t just play games, learn to build them and see what you can create at AMNH! Explore astronomy, puzzle-based team gaming, and the latest virtual reality tools to find out if we can challenge museum goers in a totally new way. Work together with astrophysics experts and game designers to create a prototype of a virtual reality game that connects visitors to real astronomy data used by AMNH scientists.
February 1, 2017
Join us for interactive discussions with scientists from across the country to learn about their research and how it relates to the world we live in!
February 4, 2017
Join us for an information session to understand how to effectively narrow the options and ultimately select the right college for yourself from the 4,000 schools out there!
March 4, 2017
Join us for an information session to explore ways in which students can strengthen their chances when applying to college if they are looking towards a career in math, science or engineering!
March 25, 2017
Join us for two FREE info sessions that will help you make the big decision about where you should spend the next 4 years! Financial aid and admissions experts will present information to assist you in choosing the best school for you in terms of how it fits your goals and personality, and how it fits your family budget.
April 29, 2017
Have you ever thought about how you will manage your money when you are in college and on your own? Financial experts will present this workshop designed especially for youth, where you will learn what you need to know to avoid eating nothing but breakfast cereal for four years.
January 7, 2017
Join us for an information session providing a comprehensive overview of what you need to do to be considered for financial aid, the types programs available, and how families can tackle paying for college.
November 5, 2016
Join us for an info session about what colleges look for in successful applications, tips for writing a winning admissions essay and avoiding common pitfalls, and how to craft an application that gets noticed for all the right reasons.
June 16, 2016
Join us for a free information session to explore different graduate programs in STEM and financing options!
May 22, 2016
Explore how wealth, status, power, and fashion collide with the natural world with this hands-on experience in natural dyes at AMNH! Uncover the role color played in shaping societies across the globe with our anthropology collection, and see the plants, sea life, and insects that created desirable dyes. Then take a trip through time to dye your own fabrics with natural materials and traditional techniques and experience the sights, smells, and styles of the ancient world. (You will be using permanent dyes in this class, please wear appropriate clothes).
March 6, 2016
This FREE one-day teen workshop will give you a glimpse into plate etching and its use in the world of science, in addition to taking home a unique print of your own making!