Adventures in Science
The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.
The three-day workshops and week-long day camps or institutes explore topics such as astrophysics, human evolution, robot design, frogs and extreme mammals. Children can study constellations by star-gazing, examine the tools and cave art of our hominid ancestors, and much more in these exciting, inquiry-based programs.
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Calling all budding astronomers!
Before mobile devices, before television, before movies, the night sky was an endless source of entertainment for cultures around the world. In this workshop you will explore the stars in the Hayden Planetarium, learn the exciting stories behind the constellations, and experience the wonder of the night sky.
Two Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: October 30 and November 6
Two Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: January 7 and 14
You don’t have to go to the zoo to see lions, tigers and bears! Learn how cultures around the world have been spotting animal shapes in the stars throughout history, then see the stars that inspired the stories in the Hayden Planetarium. Make your own constellation model and discover the legends of the night sky!
Two Fridays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 8th and November 15th;
Two Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: December 10th and December 17th;
Two Tuesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: February 4th and 11th.
January 9, 2014 - January 24, 2014
Experience the splendor of live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest! In this workshop, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and investigate how they migrate, transform, and trick hungry predators.
Grade Pre-k and K Three Thursdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: January 9, January 16, and January 23
Grades 1 and 2 Three Fridays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: January 10, January 17, January 24
January 26, 2014 - February 9, 2014
Watch out! I think it might be poisonous! Have you ever wondered which snakes, frogs, plants, or fish are poisonous? Go behind the scenes into AMNH’s new exhibit on poisons and permanent exhibition halls to explore the diversity of life, and investigate which living things are poisonous, and how they use their poisons to defend themselves from predators or find food.
Grades Pre-K and K Three Sundays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: January 26, February 2, and February 9
Grades 1 and 2 Three Sundays, 1:30 - 3:00 PM: January 26, February 2, and February 9
February 17, 2014 - February 21, 2014
Experience the splendor of live butterflies in an indoor tropical rainforest! In this camp, you will observe these fascinating insects up close and see the world through the eyes of a butterfly.
Monday–Friday, February 17–21, 2014
March 2, 2014 - March 16, 2013
Fly to Mars in the Hayden Planetarium, explore the mysteries of the Museum’s fascinating meteorite collection, and visit Earth’s neighbor, the Moon.
Three Sundays: March 2, 9 and 16, 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Note: Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
March 7, 2014 - March 14, 2014
You don’t have to go to the zoo to see lions, tigers, and bears! Learn how cultures around the world and through history have been spotting animal shapes in the stars, then head to the Hayden Planetarium to see the stars that inspired the stories. Make your own constellation model and discover the legends of the night sky!
September 22, 2013 - October 6, 2013
Explore the world of whales and how the lives of people across the globe have been inextricably linked with these majestic creatures. Learn the myths, legends, and realities of how whales have influenced coastal cultures such as the Maori, Kwakwaka’wakw, and turn-of-the-century New York through hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours.
Three Sundays, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM: September 22, September 29, and October 6
September 22, 2013 - October 6, 2013
Whales are magnificent organisms! Explore the extraordinary adaptations whales have developed to survive in their watery environments, and why they are so important to the ocean ecosystems where they live. Go into the Museum’s halls and meet scientists to learn why whale populations have been declining, what protections humans have put in place, and how some whale species have recovered because of these protections.
Three Sundays, 1:30 - 3:00 PM: September 22, 29 and October 6
September 20, 2013 - November 3, 2013
Think all frogs are green and live in ponds? Think again! Discover the remarkable adaptations frogs have developed, from vivid colors to protective poisons, and go behind the scenes of the Museum’s exhibition of live frogs. Learn how these amazing amphibians live and eat, and why their populations are declining across the globe.
Grades Pre-K and K - Three Sundays: October 20, 27, and November 3
Grades 1 and 2 - Three Sundays: October 20, 27, and November 3
Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Three Fridays: September 20, 27, and October 3
September 19, 2013 - November 3, 2013
Train to go on space walks, conduct experiments on a space station, and experience the thrill of space travel.
September 19, 26, and October 3
October 20, 27, and November 3
June 24, 2013 - July 19, 2013
Explore the mysteries of the universe and design rockets.