Adventures in Science Camps

Part of Children & Families

A group of students examines a watermelon and records their observations in a notebook.
Onsite summer camps that introduce children in Grades 2-5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through hands-on investigation.

Registration for the summer of 2021 is now closed.

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 2021-2022 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 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 by Friday, June 18, 2021.

Payments are non-refundable after Friday, June 18, 2021. After that date, tuition will be applied towards Adventures in Science's financial aid fund.

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.