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Adventures in Science Classes

Part of Classes for Children & Families

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School-year weekend workshops that introduce children from Pre-K to Grade 5 to a variety of scientific disciplines through hands-on investigation.

Adventures in Science workshops foster an enthusiasm for the natural sciences. We encourage a spirit of curiosity, empowering children to ask questions, make observations, collect evidence, and draw conclusions about the world around them.

One- and three- day workshops are listed below. Your child must be in the appropriate grade to participate in the program. Dates, times, and cost of programs is available in the individual event listings.

Spring 2020 Registration

Registration for Spring 2020 programs will open on October 17th at 10 am.  Registration is by phone only: please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

Workshops sell out quickly. In the event that a program is sold out, you may add your name to a wait list by calling Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

Refunds and Cancellations 

Full refunds are offered for cancellations up to 30 days before the start of the program. Partial refunds (50%) are offered up to 15 days before the start of the program. If you cancel less than 15 days before the start of the program, no refund will be given. To cancel your registration in any of our programs, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200

More Information

To stay up to date on new programs and registration dates, sign up for our Family Programs Newsletter.

For more information, please email adventures@amnh.org or call 212-769-5357.

This sheet answers frequently asked questions, and contains information about our teaching methodology:
 

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