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The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children from Pre-K to Grade 5 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 are listed below.

To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

Please Note: Workshops and Classes for November and December will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday October 13th.

For more information, please contact

To receive updates on new programs and registration dates, please send a blank email to

PLEASE NOTE: Middle School Institutes has separated from Adventures in Science, and is its own program. For questions about those programs, please email For programs for students grades 6 - 8 please click Middle School Institutes.

EARLY FALL 2015 PROGRAMS                                                           




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Upcoming Offerings


AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Pre-K)

Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of the Milky Way as you learn about red stars, blue stars, and more.


AstroAdventures: Universe of Stars (Grades 2 and 3)

Ep 5 Hubble Magellanic Cloud

The Hubble Space Telescope captured this image of stars forming in the Large Magellanic Cloud


Solar systems, globular clusters, galaxies - and more! Learn about different types of stars and the systems they can form, as we take a journey to explore light in the depths of space.




PaleoDiscoveries: A Land Before Humans (Pre-K)

October 21, 2015 - November 4, 2015

Long before humans first appeared, dinosaurs roamed the planet. Explore various species, both big and small, that lived millions of years ago, and learn about the fateful event that killed off most (but not all!) of the dinosaurs.

Past Offerings

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

ArchaeoExplorers: Unearth the Past (Grades 2 and 3)

April 19, 2015 - May 3, 2015

From long-lost cities to hidden temples, unearth the past as you learn the techniques and tools used by scientists to excavate sites and analyze the objects left by past cultures. Explore the Museum’s halls as you search for cultural treasures and learn what it would have been like to live in the past.

Grades 2 and 3

Three Sundays

April 19, 26, and May 3

3:30–5 pm

$125 ($115 Members) 

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroFavorites: The Solar System (Pre-K)

February 26, 2015 - March 12, 2015

Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Learn about the other planets that orbit the Sun, along with the moons, asteroids, and dwarf planets that are our closest neighbors.


Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)

February 16, 2015 - February 20, 2015

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.

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New York, NY 10024-5192
Phone: 212-769-5100

Open daily from 10 am-5:45 pm
except on Thanksgiving and Christmas
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