Adventures in Science Camps

Part of Children & Families

A group of students examines a watermelon and records their observations in a notebook.

Adventures in Science summer camps foster an enthusiasm and sense of wonder for the natural world. Using inquiry and critical thinking, campers will engage in the process of science while visiting Museum halls, studying specimens, and hearing from scientists. Every week, children are empowered to ask questions, make observations, collect evidence, and draw conclusions, gaining a new perspective on our planet and beyond.


Information regarding camps for Summer 2024 will be available Winter 2023/2024

AiS offers week-long immersive experiences for learners who are entering Grades 2 through 5 and is led by expert Museum educators who specialize in guiding children through engaging, hands-on science experiences. In addition to learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, children will explore Museum halls and exhibits, meet Museum scientists and researchers, and get close looks at Museum collections, and even live animals! 

The grade level for each program refers to the grade your child will enter in the 2024–2025 academic year. 

Thank you, as always, for your participation and support. We hope you’ll be able to take advantage of one or more of these amazing opportunities. 


Tuition is scaled to family size and income.Tuition rate is determined according to New York City affordable housing eligibility. 

  • Free Tuition: low income families (second column from left in the chart below)
  • Reduced Tuition ($462.50/course): moderate or middle income families (third column from left in the chart below)
  • Full Tuition ($925/course): families with higher than middle income (far right column in the chart below)

Please see the income eligibility chart below to see if you qualify for free or reduced tuition. Household size should indicate the total number of individuals in the home, which includes the primary caregiver(s) and all dependents.

To apply for tuition aid to an Adventures in Science camp, please email [email protected] for an application. You do not need to call Central Reservations! Along with the completed application, the following documents must be available to upload to a secure dropbox:

  1. The first 2 pages of your 2022 tax return
  2. Additional income verification documents if you are unable to provide a copy of your tax return. These documents may include, but are not limited to unemployment verification, income letter from an employer, other forms of public assistance.

We will confirm once your documents have been received and you will be contacted once a review has been completed.

Household Size Free Tuition Reduced Tuition Full Tuition
2 people $76,400 or below $76,401-$157,575 $157,576 or higher
3 people $85,920 or below $85,921-$177,210 $177,211 or higher
4 people $95,440 or below $95,441-$196,845 $196,846 or higher
5 people $103,120 or below $103,121-$212,685 $212,686 or higher
6 people or more $110,720 or below $110,721-$228,360 $228,361 or higher

Refunds and Cancellations 

To cancel your Adventures in Science registration, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200. The cancellation deadline for a 100% refund is Friday, June 30, 2023. Any cancellation requests received after that date will not be eligible for a refund. 

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.