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Adventures in Science Classes

Part of Classes for Children & Families

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Adventures in Science (AiS) classes introduce children from Pre-K to Grade 5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits.

One-day and three-day workshops 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. Classes are offered during the school year.

Registration for Spring 2020 programs will open on October 17th at 10:00am. 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 program please click here for the Adventures in Science Information Sheet.

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

Spring 2020 Programs

CLASS
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Class:
BioDiscoveries: Bountiful Bugs

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

What is an insect? How do you tell a beetle from a butterfly? Join us as we explore bug bodies and find out how these amazing insects are adapted to their environments.

 

Pre-K: Ages 3 and 4 years old

Three Sundays
January 26, February 2, and February 9

 

10:30 am–noon

or

1:00–2:30 pm

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Pre-K

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - January 26, February 2, and February 9.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Pre-K

Three Sundays - January 26, February 2, and February 9

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Class:
BioDiscoveries: Bugs all Around

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn about how insects move and eat as you experience the similarities that pull them together and the differences that make each unique.

 

Three Sundays
January 26, February 2, and February 9 

10:30 am–noon

OR

1:00–2:30 pm

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten, Grade 1

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - January 26, February 2, and 9.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Kindergarten, Grade 1

Three Sundays - January 26, February 2, and 9

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Class:
PaleoDiscoveries: Life in the Permian

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Which animals roamed the planet and ruled the oceans before the Age of the Dinosaurs—and what happened to them? Explore fossils of plants and animals to reconstruct ancient environments and learn what they tell us about the history of life on Earth.

 

Pre-K: Ages 3 and 4 years old
Three Sundays 
March 8, 15, and 22 

 

10:30 am–noon

OR

1:00–2:30 pm

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Pre-K

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - March 8, 15, and 22.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00-2:30pm

Pre-K

Three Sundays - March 8, 15, and 22

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00-2:30pm

Class:
PaleoDiscoveries: Life’s Ancient Experiments

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Along with that, you may not bring additional children.

 

What animals roamed the planet and ruled the oceans before the Age of the Dinosaurs—and what happened to them? Explore fossils of plants and animals to reconstruct what marvels they can tell us about the history of life on Earth.

 

 

Three Sundays
March 8, 15, and 22 

10:30 am–noon

OR

1:00–2:30 pm

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten, Grade 1

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - March 8, 15, and 22.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Kindergarten, Grade 1

Three Sundays - March 8, 15, and 22

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Class:
AnthroDiscoveries: Globe of Games

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

Everyone loves games. What kinds of games do kids around the world play? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children play across the continents, and explore how some games came to be.

 

Three Sundays
April 26, May 3, and May 10

10:30 am–noon

OR

1:00–2:30 pm

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Pre-K

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 10.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00-2:30pm

Pre-K

Three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 10

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00-2:30pm

Class:
AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children in other cultures play.

 

Three Sundays
April 26, May 3, and May 10

 

10:30 am–noon 

OR

1–2:30 pm
 

Cost: $215 ($200 Members)

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Grade Level:
Kindergarten, Grade 1

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 10.
10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Kindergarten, Grade 1

Three Sundays - April 26, May 3, and May 10

10:30 - 12:00pm OR 1:00 - 2:30pm

Fall 2019 Programs

CLASS
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Class:
AstroDiscoveries: Spectacular Stars

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend. 

 

Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of the Milky Way as you learn about red stars, blue stars, and more.

Pre-K Ages 3 and 4
Three Sundays
December 1, 8, and 15

10:30 am–Noon

OR

1–2:30 pm

Cost: $140 ($125 Members)

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Grade Level:
Pre-K

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays December 1, 8, and 15.
10:30 am–noon OR 1:00–2:30 pm

Pre-K

Three Sundays December 1, 8, and 15

10:30 am–noon OR 1:00–2:30 pm

Class:
AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars

These workshops are designed for adult involvement. A parent or caregiver must accompany each child. If multiple children are registered together for the same workshop (e.g., twins, siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend. 

 

Travel through space and time as you learn how stars in the night sky have played a role in ancient human cultures, and explore how modern astronomy helps us understand the formation and future of these celestial bodies.

 

Three Sundays
December 1, 8, and 15

10:30 am–Noon

OR

1–2:30 pm

Cost: $140 ($125 Members)

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Grade Level:
Grade 1, Kindergarten

Dates & Times:
Three Sundays -- December 1, 8, and 15.
10:30 am–Noon OR 1:00–2:30 pm

Grade 1, Kindergarten

Three Sundays -- December 1, 8, and 15

10:30 am–Noon OR 1:00–2:30 pm

Class:
AstroExplorers: Robots in Space

Selections are day-long explorations with hands-on investigations using Museum halls, collections, and research. Children are dropped off in the morning and bring their own lunch. 

 

 

With an active rover on Mars, a spacecraft orbiting Jupiter’s poles, and probes sampling the surface of asteroids, robots are on the frontlines of space exploration. Learn the basics of robotics and programming as you build and operate your own robot.

 

Saturday, December 14

9 am–4 pm

Cost: $140 ($125 Members)

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Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5

Dates & Times:
December 14, 2019
9 am - 4 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5

December 14, 2019

9 am - 4 pm

Class:
GeoAdventures: Shaking, Quaking Earth

Selections are day-long explorations with hands-on investigations using Museum halls, collections, and research. Children are dropped off in the morning and bring their own lunch.

 

Millions of years of shifting, shaking, and shattering have created the varied landscapes we see on Earth. Explore how plate tectonics, many miles beneath our feet, shape what we see on the surface.

 

Saturday, December 14

9 am–4 pm

Cost: $140 ($125 members)

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
December 14, 2019
9:00 - 4:00pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

December 14, 2019

9:00 - 4:00pm

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