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Adventures in Science

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.

Schedules and grade level can be found by selecting the workshop or camp you are interested in.

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

If you would like to receive updates on when new programs are added and open for registration please send a blank email from the email address you would like to added to ais-join@lists.amnh.org.

SPRING 2014 PROGRAMS:

Grades 1 and 2
Archaeology: Unearth the Past - Session Full

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Archaeology: Unearth the Past
Take to the Skies with Pterosaurs
Robots in Space - Session Full

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Eco Rangers

SUMMER 2014 CAMPS AND INSTITUTES:
While many sessions are full, there may be space on the waiting list.  Please call Central Reservations (212) 769-5200 for more information.

Grade 1
First Adventures - Session Full

Grades 2 and 3
AstroAdventures - Session Full
ArcheoAdventures: Clues to Our Past - Session Full
Pterosaurs: Titans of the Sky - Session Full
Unlock the Mysteries of Poisons - Sesssion Full
Spiders Unraveled - Session Full
PaleoAdventures: Exploring Dinosaurs - Session Full

Grades 4 and 5
AstroAdventures - Session Full
AnthroAdventures: Last Man Standing
Pterosaurs: Titans of the Sky - Session Full
Unlock the Mysteries of Poisons - Session Full
Spiders Unraveled - Session Full

Grades 6, 7, and 8
Virtual Worlds: What Happened to the Neanderthals?
Evolution Institute
Digital Universe Flight School
EcoRangers
Virtual Worlds: Cretaceous Seas

Do you have questions about the AiS Summer Camps & Middle School Institutes? Click below for answers to frequently asked questions

 


CREDITS

The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of

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OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES INCLUDE...

Upcoming Offerings

Excavations at the Panuco and Tuxpan Regions

Archaeology: Unearth the Past (Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3, 4 & 5)

April 27, 2014 - May 11, 2014

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 1 and 2: each child must be accompanied by a caregiver
Three Sundays: April 27, May 4, and May 11
11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Grades 3, 4 and 5
Three Sundays: April 27, May 4, and May 11
1:30 – 3:00 pm

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Spiders Unraveled (Grades 2/3 and 4/5) - Session Full

July 28, 2014 - August 29, 2014

Get up close and personal with tarantulas, examine the strength of spider silk, investigate how spiders inspire robotics engineers, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming Spiders Alive exhibit.

Past Offerings

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Twinkling Stars: Mythic Creatures in the Sky (Grades 1 and 2)

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!

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Astrofavorites: The Moon, Meteors, and Mars (Grades 1 and 2)

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.

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Butterflies: Colors in Motion (Grades 2 and 3)

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

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Poisons in Nature (Grades Pre-K and K & Grades 1 and 2)

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

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Take Wing! (Grades Pre-K and K & Grades 1 and 2)

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

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