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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.

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


WINTER AND SPRING 2015 PROGRAMS: SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS                                                           

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) **Plus Adult**

Grades K and 1 **Plus Adult**

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 and 5

February Break Camps

April Break Camps

Grade 1

Grades 2 and 3

Grades 4 and 5




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Upcoming Offerings


Butterflies: Time to Fly (Pre-K; and Grades K and 1)

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, trick hungry predators, and sometimes even travel across the globe.


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.

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.


Archeology: Digging in the Digital Age (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

April 6, 2015 - April 10, 2015

Today’s archeologists explore the history and prehistory of cultures around the world with a toolkit that includes sub-surface sonar surveys, simple hand-held shovels—and everything in between. If you’re curious about the real science of archeology, come explore the excitement of digging in the digital age.

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) 

Past Offerings


Twinkling Stars: Legends of the Sky (Grades Pre-K and K) - Sold Out (Waiting List Available)

November 5, 2014 - November 19, 2014

Billions of twinkling lights greet us every night. People throughout history examined those lights and told stories about the patterns and shapes they saw within them. Join us to meet the animals, heroes, and legends of our ancestors still preserved in the sky, and visit those same celestial bodies up close. You may even discover your own story written across the sky.

Three Wednesdays, 4:30 - 6:00 PM: November 5th, 12th and 19th

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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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