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Adventures in Science Camps

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Adventures in Science (AiS) camps introduce children from grades 1–5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.

 

These week-long camps are listed below. Your child must be in the appropriate grade in order to participate in the program. Information about dates, times, and cost of programs is available in the individual event listings. Camps are offered during public school breaks.

We also offer classes during the school year. Please visit Adventures in Science Classes for more information.

Registration for School break camps and Summer camps is now open. To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200. For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org. To receive updates on new programs and registration dates, sign up for our Family Programs Newsletter.

To add your name to a wait list, call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

 

Refund Policy and Cancellations

To receive a full refund (100%), you must cancel at least 30 days before the start of the program. To receive a partial refund (50%), you must cancel at least 15 days before the start of the program. If you cancel less than 15 days before the start of the program, you will not receive a refund. To cancel your registration in any of our programs, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

For questions about the Adventures in Science workshops and camps please click here for the Adventures in Science Information Sheet.

 

February and April School Break Programs

Grades 2 and 3 - School Break Camp

Grades 4 and 5 - School Break Camp

Adventures in Science Summer Camps

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp: GeoAdventures: Forces of the Natural World (Grades 2 and 3)

GeoAdventures: Forces of the Natural World - Grades 2 and 3

The Earth is a dynamic, sometimes unpredictable planet. Model an earthquake with shake tables, investigate properties of lava, and watch a tornado form to explore the science behind these natural processes.

Monday–Friday July 22–269 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019. 9 am - 4 pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

9 am - 4 pm

Camp: PaleoAdventures: A Prehistoric Gathering (Grades 2 and 3)

PaleoAdventures: A Prehistoric Gathering - Grades 2 and 3

StegosaurusVelociraptor, or Titanosaur—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinosaurs walked and what they ate, and immerse yourself in the wonder of these prehistoric animals.

Monday–Friday August 26–309 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 for Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

August 26, 2019 - August 30, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: First Discoveries (Grade 1)

First Discoveries (Grade 1)

Get a taste of hands-on learning in this introductory camp. Over three half-days, you will talk to an astronaut, follow in the footsteps of dinosaurs, and trek through a rainforest.

Monday-Wednesday  July 1-39 am–1 pm | $375 (Members $350)

Cost: $375 (Members $350)

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Grade Level: Grade 1

Dates & Times: July 1, 2019 - July 3, 2019. 9am - 1pm

Grade 1

July 1, 2019 - July 3, 2019

9am - 1pm

Camp: AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 2 and 3)

AstroAdventures: A Trip to Space (Grades 2 and 3)

What do we know about our neighboring planets or stars millions of light years away? Join us as we fly through a digital simulation of the universe, and investigate nearby moons, planets, and stars.

Monday–Friday July 8–12 9 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

OR

Monday-Friday August 19-239 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: July 8–12 or August 19-23. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

July 8–12 or August 19-23

9am - 4pm

Camp: PaleoExplorers: From Dinos to Birds (Grades 4 and 5)

PaleoExplorers: From Dinos to Birds (Grade 4 and 5)

Contrary to popular belief, dinosaurs continue to thrive all around us! Learn how modern birds are actually dinosaurs by examining real fossils and exploring the evolutionary track of this diverse, highly adaptive group of animals.

Monday–Friday July 29–August 29 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: GeoExplorers: Earth's Destructive Power (Grades 4 and 5)

GeoExplorers: Earth's Destructive Power - Grades 4 and 5

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more—watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Learn about the forces of nature and how people around the world cope with risks, disasters, and their aftermath.

Monday–Friday July 15–199 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $550 (Members $525)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: AnthroExplorers: Our Evolutionary History (Grades 4 and 5)

AnthroExplorers: Our Evolutionary History (Grades 4 and 5)

What is the secret to our success as a species? Explore clues left behind by prehistoric hominins and investigate how their early adaptations affected their survival. Together we'll decipher the differences between our species and our extinct relatives.

Monday–Friday August 19–239 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 (Members $600)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

August 19, 2019 - August 23, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3)

AnthroAdventures: Clues to Our Past (Grades 2 and 3)

Do you have what it takes to be an archaeologist or a physical anthropologist? Find out as you explore a simulated archaeological dig site and delve into what makes you different from your distant Neanderthal cousins.

Monday–Friday August 5–99 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: BioExplorers: Interconnected Ocean (Grades 4 and 5)

 

BioExplorers: Interconnected Ocean (Grades 4 and 5)

The world's oceans are home to an incredible amount of life—but they are also a laboratory for robotics, unexpected discoveries, and climate change. Dive in to explore current research that is being done in the oceans and try your hand at building some underwater vehicles to investigate a question of your own.

Monday–Friday August 5–99 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

August 5, 2019 - August 9, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: AstroExplorers: Structure of the Universe (Grades 4 and 5)

AstroExplorers: Structure of the Universe (Grades 4 and 5)

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 August 12–169 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

OR

Monday–Friday August 26–309 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: August 12–16 or August 26–30. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

August 12–16 or August 26–30

9am - 4pm

Camp: BioExplorers: Constructing the Tree of Life (Grades 4 and 5)

BioExplorers: Constructing the Tree of Life (Grades 4 and 5)

Every organism on Earth is related—from carnivorous plants and metamorphosing insects to fungi spores—to 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 22–269 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019. 9am – 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

9am – 4pm

Camp: Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family (Grades 2 and 3)

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family - Grades 2 and 3

T. rex once ruled the landscape, but it was not alone. Discover the diverse and wonderful tyrannosaur family that gave rise to the most fearsome predator ever to walk the Earth.

Monday–Friday July 15–199 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

July 15, 2019 - July 19, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: BioAdventures (Grades 2 and 3): Incredible Life

BioAdventures: Incredible Life - Grades 2 and 3

The Animal Kingdom displays a wealth of incredible features that help animals survive in a complex and competitive world. Explore these fascinating and sometimes strange adaptations on this tour through the tree of life.

Monday–Friday July 29–August 29 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

July 29, 2019 - August 2, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: Oceans: Discovering the Deep (Grades 2 and 3)

Oceans: Discovering the Deep

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 August 12–169 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 (Members $600)

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Grade Level: Grade 2 , Grade 3

Dates & Times: August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 2 , Grade 3

August 12, 2019 - August 16, 2019

9am - 4pm

Camp: Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family (Grades 4 and 5)

Tyrannosaurs: Meet the Family - Grades 4 and 5

T. rex once ruled the landscape, but it was not alone. Discover the diverse and wonderful tyrannosaur family that gave rise to the most fearsome predator ever to walk the Earth.

Monday–Friday July 8–129 am–4 pm | $625 ($600 Members)

Cost: $625 ($600 Members)

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Grade Level: Grade 4 , Grade 5

Dates & Times: July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019. 9am - 4pm

Grade 4 , Grade 5

July 8, 2019 - July 12, 2019

9am - 4pm

CREDITS

Support for Youth Initiatives is provided by The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.