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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. We also offer camps during public school breaks. Please visit Adventures in Science Camps for more information.

Registration for Spring 2019 programs 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 program please click here for the Adventures in Science Information Sheet.

For a calendar of Fall offerings, click here:

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

 

Spring Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) - Sunday & Tuesday Workshops

**Please note: These workshops are designed as a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop (e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Grades K and 1 - Sunday Workshops

**Please note: These workshops are designed as a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop (e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Grades 2 and 3 - Saturday Workshops

 

Grades 4 and 5 - Saturday Workshops

 

Fall Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) - Sunday & Tuesday Workshops

**Please note: These workshops are designed as a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop (e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Grades K and 1 - Sunday Workshops

**Please note: These workshops are designed as a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop (e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Grades 2 and 3 Saturday Workshops

 

Grades 4 and 5 Saturday Workshops 

Upcoming Offerings

Workshop BioDiscoveries: Meet the Mammals Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) Mammals are all over the world, in all colors, shapes, and sizes. Join us on a global safari to observe the diversity of mamm... Workshop BioDiscoveries: Making of a Mammal (Grades K and 1) While most mammals are furry, some barely have any hair at all! Learn what makes this diverse group special, explore the hall... Workshop AstroDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): The Solar System Discover the rocky and gaseous planets that orbit the Sun, take a trip through space to learn about our nearest neighbors. Family Programs AstroDiscoveries: Our Celestial Neighborhood (Grades K & 1) On Earth you can dig in dirt, play in water, and fly a kite in the wind; but you can’t do these things on other planets in ou... Workshop BioExplorers (Grades 4 and 5): A Tree Full of Primates Learn about the diversity of our closest living relatives, and what separates a lemur from a gibbon from an orangutan. Workshop AstroAdventures: A Universe of Stars (Grades 2 and 3) Learn about different types of stars and the systems they can form, as we take a journey to explore light in the depths of sp... Workshop BioDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): Life in a Pond Explore an aquatic world hidden just out of sight and marvel at the diversity of unfamiliar animals living in a pond. Family Programs BioDiscoveries: Dipping Below the Pond's Surface (Grades K & 1) The life below the clam surface of a pond holds strange and mysterious animals. Join us under the water to take a magnifying... Workshop GeoExplorers: Island Formation (Grades 4 and 5) Learn about the journey of the formation of islands, from a molten birth to the animals who come to call them home. Family Programs AnthroDiscoveries: Foodways (Grades K and 1) Learn about the diversity of food and all the different ingredients used! Workshop AnthroDiscoveries (Pre-K ages 3 and 4): Our Ingredients People across the globe rely on different kinds of ingredients to make their food. Come on a journey through different cuisin... Workshop PaleoExplorers (Grades 4 and 5): Building Vertebrates Dive into the origins of our vertebrate ancestors and explore the evolutionary history of animals with backbones. Workshop AnthroAdventures: Mesoamerican Archeology (Grade 2 and 3) From chocolate to pyramids, let's piece together the clues left behind by Mesoamerican cultures.

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.