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. Explore the links below for information on individual programs.

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Workshops, Cafes, and Special Events

  • Paying for College Information Session - January 7, 2017
    Join us for an information session where experts will provide a comprehensive overview of what you need to do to be considered for financial aid, the types of programs available, and how families can tackle paying for college.
  • College Readiness Information Sessions
    Check out the full listing of information sessions related to college and financial literacy for this winter and spring!  Mark your calendars for them now.


  • Summer Science Institute - August 15-19, 2016
    Jumpstart your brain before the school year begins with the Summer Science Institute—a one-week experience for high school students to explore astronomy and planetary sciences at AMNH!
  • Digit(al) Evolution - July 25-29, 2016
    Join us for a weeklong workshop using 3-D printers and scanners to explore how the bones of different mammals evolve in different environments!


6-Week Courses (After School Program) - Applications Open!

  • Science Research Courses
    Intensive courses on current scientific research in the fields of comparative biology, anthropology, and physical sciences. Science Research courses are taught by Museum scientists and introduce students to the concepts and methods used by Museum researchers. Completion of three Science Research courses is a prerequisite for application to a year of mentorship with a Museum scientist through the Science Research Mentoring Program. Science Research courses are open to students in 10-12th grade (public, private, and homeschool).To learn more about these courses click here.

10-Week Courses (BridgeUp: STEM)

  • Brown Scholars Program
    BridgeUp: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science. This program includes an intensive Brown Scholars program for high school girls. Girls will learn to code in Python, work on real scientific data sets, and learn how data science and data visualization are important tools for scientists in all fields. No experience necessary. For more information click here.


  • Saltz Program
    Saltz Interns learn to use equipment and technologies to guide visitors of all ages in investigations of artifacts, specimens, and the laws of physics. Participating in the Saltz Internship Program is an opportunity for you to meet Museum personnel, explore scientific content, learn valuable skills for working with and teaching learners of all ages, and have an impact on the experiences of thousands of Museum visitors.
  • Science Research Mentoring Program
    The Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP) offers high school students the opportunity to join ongoing research projects lead by AMNH scientists. Students interested in getting accepted for this science research experience must first take three After School Program Science Research courses offered at the museum.  These courses prepare students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for doing science research.
  • NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium
    AMNH is a member of the NYC Science Research Mentoring Consortium, a group of New York City-based academic, research and cultural institutions committed to providing underserved, underrepresented, and underresourced NYC high school students with mentored, authentic research experiences in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.  Visit the website to learn more about the different program offerings (note: links to external site).

Upcoming Offerings

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College Readiness Information Sessions

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.

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Paying for College Information Session

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.

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Evaluating & Negotiating Financial Aid and Admissions Offers - Information Session

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.

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The Secrets to NOT Being a Broke College Student - Information Session

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.

Past Offerings

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Preparing Strong College Applications Information Session

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.


Fabulous Fabrics- Dyeing Through Time - Teen Workshop

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).



Teen SciCafe

May 4, 2016

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!