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Summer 2020 Online Camps

94 foot long fiberglass model of a female blue whale is suspended from the ceiling of the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life. D. Finnin/© AMNH
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Adventures in Science (AIS) and Middle School Institutes (MSI) Online Camps for Grades 2–6, 6-8, and 7-9 will include connected time for online learning, thought-provoking hands-on investigations, and virtual tours of Museum exhibits. Some of the activities will take place during our live sessions, and others will allow your camper to engage at their own pace.

Each day of camp will include:

  • Educator-led discussions and community building
  • Online activities, including virtual hall visits, guest scientist talks, behind-the-scenes tours, and live-animal encounters (some of these may be pre-recorded)
  • Offline hands-on science projects, games, and crafts
  • During offline activity times, educators will remain available to chat and assist your child
  • A lunch or snack break

To help you and your camper get the most out of Online Camps, we will email you an overview of the week’s activities and a material and tech needs list.

Registration for 2020 Online Camps

  • Please note that the grade level for each program below refers to the grade your child will enter in the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • To register for one program, click the “buy now” button and add "Summer" to the Acceptance ID field during registration. 
  • To register for multiple programs, call 212-313-7106, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm.
  • To contact the education team with questions about a program, please contact [email protected] (AiS) or [email protected] (MSI), and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • Online camp reservations are non-refundable, and the standard refund and cancellation policy does not apply.

AIS Online Camps - Grades 2 and 3

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
Planetary Power

The Earth is a dynamic, sometimes unpredictable planet. Explore evidence of how Earth's forces have shaped our planet from the deepest ocean trenches to the highest volcanic peaks, then take a trip to space to see how these same forces forged our celestial neighbors.

Cost: $375

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020

10 am–2 pm

Camp:
Key to the Kingdoms of Life

Take a tour of the kingdom of living things as we look at the incredible diversity of life on our planet, past, and present. Explore the adaptations that allow life to occupy every corner of Earth, from the deepest seas to the driest deserts.

Cost: $375

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(Add "Summer" to the Acceptance ID field during registration. Please note that online camp reservations are non-refundable, and the standard refund and cancellation policy does not apply.) 

 

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

10 am–2 pm

Camp:
Planetary Power

The Earth is a dynamic, sometimes unpredictable planet. Explore evidence of how Earth's forces have shaped our planet from the deepest ocean trenches to the highest volcanic peaks, then take a trip to space to see how these same forces forged our celestial neighbors.

Cost: $375

Buy Now »

(Add "Summer" to the Acceptance ID field during registration. Please note that online camp reservations are non-refundable, and the standard refund and cancellation policy does not apply.) 

 

Registration Open

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Grade Level:
Grade 2, Grade 3

Dates & Times:
August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 2, Grade 3

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020

10 am–2 pm

AIS Online Camps - Grades 4, 5 and 6

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
Building Biodiversity

Every organism on Earth is related—from carnivorous plants and metamorphosing insects to fungi spores and the towering Tyrannosaurus rex—even you! Follow the thread that connects all living things as we celebrate biodiversity and investigate how biologists build our understanding of the tree of life.

Cost: $375

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Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Dates & Times:
August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

August 3, 2020 - August 7, 2020

10 am–2 pm

Camp:
What's Written in a Rock

Find out how the same forces that forged our planet preserve its past as we dig deep into geologic time and examine evidence of Earth’s dynamism. Explore the intersection of paleontology, geology, and astronomy as we focus on fossils, the rock cycle, and planetary collisions.

Cost: $375

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(Add "Summer" to the Acceptance ID field during registration. Please note that online camp reservations are non-refundable, and the standard refund and cancellation policy does not apply.) 

 

 

Registration Open

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Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Dates & Times:
August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

10 am–2 pm

Camp:
Building Biodiversity

Every organism on Earth is related—from carnivorous plants and metamorphosing insects to fungi spores and the towering Tyrannosaurus rex—even you! Follow the thread that connects all living things as we celebrate biodiversity and investigate how biologists build our understanding of the tree of life.

Cost: $375

Buy Now »

(Add "Summer" to the Acceptance ID field during registration. Please note that online camp reservations are non-refundable, and the standard refund and cancellation policy does not apply.) 

Registration Open

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Grade Level:
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

Dates & Times:
August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020
10 am–2 pm

Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6

August 17, 2020 - August 21, 2020

10 am–2 pm

MSI Online Camps - Grades 6-9

CAMP
AGE GROUP
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
Coding Climate Change

Global temperatures this past decade have been the hottest ever recorded. As our planet continues to warm, climate scientists are analyzing datasets and building computer models to understand which factors are driving the climate change we observe. Coding Climate Change explores the intersection of climate science and computer science where students will acquire skills in the popular coding language Python as a means for interpreting NASA Earth Observatory climate data.

No prior coding experience is necessary! Join us for a virtual camp experience this summer as we look at how human activity and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic might also affect our complex climate system.

Cost: $500

This camp is currently Sold Out. To be added to the waitlist, please call 212-313-7106, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

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Age Group:
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Dates & Times:
Through August 13, 2020
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Through August 13, 2020

9:30 am–12:30 pm

Camp:
Coding Climate Change

Global temperatures this past decade have been the hottest ever recorded. As our planet continues to warm, climate scientists are analyzing datasets and building computer models to understand which factors are driving the climate change we observe. Coding Climate Change explores the intersection of climate science and computer science where students will acquire skills in the popular coding language Python as a means for interpreting NASA Earth Observatory climate data.

No prior coding experience is necessary! Join us for a virtual camp experience this summer as we look at how human activity and the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic might also affect our complex climate system.

Cost: $500

This camp is currently Sold Out. To be added to the waitlist, please call 212-313-7106, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Sold Out

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Age Group:
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

Dates & Times:
August 18, 2020 - August 27, 2020
9:30 am–12:30 pm

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8

August 18, 2020 - August 27, 2020

9:30 am–12:30 pm

Camp:
Our Place in Space

Discover the planets, moons, and other objects that make up our solar system like you’ve never seen them before! Using our planetarium software OpenSpace, students will voyage through the cosmos to visualize real NASA mission data to view Martian landscapes, the moons of Jupiter, and much more. We’ll also highlight specific spacecraft that provide the data and set the stage for the future of space exploration.

Tuesday 9/1: 10 am–3 pm (includes a 1-hour lunch break)

Wednesday 9/2: 10 am–1 pm (will include a snack break)

Cost: $175

This camp is currently Sold Out. To be added to the waitlist, please call 212-313-7106, Monday through Friday, 9 am–5 pm.

Sold Out

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Age Group:
Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

Dates & Times:
September 1, 2020 - September 2, 2020
10 am–3 pm, 10 am–1 pm

Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9

September 1, 2020 - September 2, 2020

10 am–3 pm, 10 am–1 pm