Adventures in Science Camps

Part of Children & Families

A group of students examines a watermelon and records their observations in a notebook.
Summer 2022 camps are currently sold out. Please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the waitlist.

Adventures in Science summer camps foster an enthusiasm for the natural sciences, a sense of wonder, and a spirit of curiosity. Campers use inquiry and critical thinking to engage in the process of science, and every camp empowers children to ask questions, make observations, collect evidence, and draw conclusions about the world around them.

Onsite camps for children who will be in Grades 2-5 for the 2022-2023 academic year are listed below. Your child must be in the appropriate grade to participate in the program. Dates, times, and cost of programs are available in the individual event listings.

Registration

Registration is by phone only: please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200. 

Camps sell out quickly. In the event that a camp is sold out, you may add your name to a wait list by calling Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

An enrollment form will be sent to the email address you provide upon registering.

Refunds and Cancellations 

If after registering, you find that your child will be unable to participate in summer camp, please notify us in writing via email to adventures@amnh.org by Friday, June 24, 2022.

Payments are non-refundable after Friday, June 24, 2022. After that date, tuition will be applied towards Adventures in Science's financial aid fund.

Summer Camps - Grades 2 and 3

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
GeoAdventures: Forces of the Natural World

The Earth is a dynamic, sometimes unpredictable planet. From volcanoes and earthquakes to water and wind, investigate the multiple forces that continue to shape our world. 

GeoAdventures: Forces of the Natural World 

Dates: August 1–5 OR August 15–19 

Time: 9 am–4 pm 

Cost: $725 (Members $700)

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the waitlist. 

Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
August 1–5 OR August 15–19.

Grade 2, Grade 3

August 1–5 OR August 15–19

Camp:
BioAdventures: Discovering the Deep

Take a dive into the field of marine biology and discover the diverse and interconnected underwater worlds of our blue planet. From sharks to deep-sea vents, you will explore the edge of ocean science and find out how new technologies give us access to habitats that were once beyond reach.

Dates: August 8–12 OR August 22–26 

Time: 9 am–4 pm 

Cost: $725 ($700 Members)

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the waitlist. 

Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
August 8–12 OR August 22–26.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

August 8–12 OR August 22–26

9 am–4 pm

Summer Camps - Grades 4 and 5

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
Fieldnotes: Investigations

The questions explored by generations of scientists have led us to the information that is on display in the Museum’s exhibits. How would you go about answering your own questions about the natural world? Engage in the practices of a Museum scientist and design an investigation to gain new insights into our planet and beyond. 

Dates: August 1–5 OR August 15–19 

Time: 9 am–4 pm 

Cost: $725 ($700 Members) 

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the waitlist. 

Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5

Dates & Times:
August 1–5 OR August 15–19.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5

August 1–5 OR August 15–19

9 am–4 pm

Camp:
AstroExplorers: Structures of the Universe

The scale of the universe creates challenges for studying subjects beyond  Earth. From orbiting, probing, landing, to roving, explore how spacecrafts and the tools they carry are used to answer questions about the universe and the objects within. 

Dates: August 8–12 OR August 22–26 

Time: 9 am–4 pm 

Cost: $725 ($700 Members)

This camp is SOLD OUT. Please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the waitlist. 

Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5

Dates & Times:
August 8–12 OR August 22–26.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5

August 8–12 OR August 22–26

9 am–4 pm

Health and Safety During Onsite Programs

The health and safety of our participants and staff is the top priority. You’ll notice some important changes to the Museum, our classrooms, and health and safety measures. For more information, please visit the Health and Safety page.

More Information

For more information, please email [email protected] or call 212-769-5357.

To stay up to date on new programs and registration dates, sign up for our Family Programs Newsletter.

Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, The Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.

Support for Children and Family Learning programming has been provided by Shaiza Rizavi and Jonathan Friedland, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, and Ellen K. and Lawrence R. Gross.