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Middle School Institutes

Part of Camps for Children & Families

Two girls writing with pencils and paper at a table with a display case showing skulls of  six different small mammals including raccoon, coyote, and muskrat.

The Middle School Institutes (MSI) program introduces children from Grades 6-8 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations, interactive tours of Museum exhibits and the use of digital programs and skill-building.

Onsite Summer 2020 Programs Canceled

The COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting economic consequences have left the Museum facing unprecedented challenges. As you may know, the Museum closed to the public as of March 13, in response to New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of a statewide ban on large gatherings and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s declaration of a State of Emergency for New York City.

We are offering a selection of online camps for summer 2020.


Support for middle school programs is provided by Con Edison.