Adventures in Science Camps

Part of Camps for 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 open.

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

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 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.

Summer Camps - Grades 2 and 3

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
BioAdventures: Discovering the Deep - Sold out, waitlist available

Journey to the depths of the oceans and find peculiar worlds. Explore the edge of ocean science and some of the new tools that scientists are developing to access areas and animals that were previously beyond our reach.

Monday–Friday

July 19–23 -- Sold out, waitlist available
OR
August 2–6 -- Sold out, waitlist available

9 am–4 pm

To add your name to the wait list, please call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200.

Cost: $725 (Members $700)

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
July 19–23 OR August 2–6.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

July 19–23 OR August 2–6

9 am–4 pm

Camp:
PaleoAdventures: Stories from Stone - Sold out, waitlist available

T. rex once ruled the land, but it was not alone in its ascent during the Age of Dinosaurs. How do giant dinosaurs and their tiny relatives fit into the story of life on Earth? Explore the pioneering work of early paleontologists, learn the tools of fossil discovery, and find out what living animals have to tell us about the ancient past.

Monday–Friday

July 26–30 -- Sold out, waitlist available
OR
August 9–13 -- Sold out, waitlist available

9 am–4 pm

To add your name to the wait list, please call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200.

Cost: $725 (Members $700)

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
July 26–30 OR August 9–13.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

July 26–30 OR August 9–13

9 am–4 pm

Summer Camps - Grades 4 and 5

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
BioExplorers: Constructing the Tree of Life - Sold out, waitlist available

Every organism on Earth is related—from carnivorous plants and metamorphosing insects to fungi spores—even you! Explore biodiversity on display in the halls and use data to investigate how biologists put together and understand our tree of life.

Monday–Friday

July 19–23 -- Sold out, waitlist available
OR
August 2–6 -- Sold out, waitlist available

9 am–4 pm

To add your name to the wait list, please call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200.

Cost: $725 ($700 Members)

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Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5

Dates & Times:
July 19–23 OR August 2–6.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5

July 19–23 OR August 2–6

9 am–4 pm

Camp:
AstroExplorers: Structure of the Universe - Sold out, waitlist available

The laboratory of the astrophysicist is always in flux—it is made up of all of the exploding, moving, and emerging matter in the depths of space. Explore how astronomers gather information about stars and worlds light-years away and what that tells us about the structure of the universe.

Monday–Friday

July 26–30 -- Sold out, waitlist available
OR
August 9–13 -- Sold out, waitlist available

9 am–4 pm

To add your name to the wait list, please call Central Reservations at (212) 769-5200.

Cost: $725 ($700 Members)

More details Less details

Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5

Dates & Times:
July 26–30 OR August 9–13.
9 am–4 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5

July 26–30 OR August 9–13

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.

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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.