Science Alliance

Part of Children & Families

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A program for middle school students at the American Museum of Natural History.

Learn new skills doing what you love—and meet our scientists. Explore the Tree of Life, our universe, and humankind. Make friends and collaborate on scientific discoveries!

Join Science Alliance

All classes are for students in grades 6-8. Students can choose the topics they want to explore: anthropology, astrophysics, conservation science, earth science, and evolutionary biology. 

During the school year, Science Alliance runs three sessions: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Classes will be offered on Thursdays and Fridays after-school and Saturdays during the day. Class listings for Spring will be available in February.

  • Thursday and Friday classes meet from 4:30 pm–6:30 pm for eight weeks.
  • Saturday classes meet from 10 am–3 pm for four weeks. 

During the summer, Science Alliance offers a 6-week Summer Science Academy where students explore a different science each week. Summer Science Academy meets 9am - 4pm

How to Register

  • Please note that the grade level for Fall, Winter, and Spring programs below refers to the grade your child will enter in the 2022 academic year.
  • For Summer Science Academy, the grade refers to the grade your child will enter in Fall 2023
  • Students should sign up for classes based on the designated grade bands. 
  • To register for each program, click the “purchase ticket” button.

Fees

  • Fall, Winter, and Spring courses are $1,000 each.
  • The 6-week Summer Science Academy is $6000 for the entire summer.

We have a limited number of Reduced Tuition (50% off) and Free Tuition seats in Science Alliance.

To apply for tuition assistance for Academic Year programs please complete this form. If you are interested in the Summer Science Academy please complete the form in the listing below.

You can use the income eligibility chart below to see if you qualify for free or reduced (50%) tuition:

Household Size Free Tuition Reduced Tuition Full Tuition
2 people 76,400 or below $76,401-$157,575 $157,576 or higher
3 people $85,920 or below $85,921-$177,210 $177,211 or higher
4 people $95,440 or below $95,441-$196,845 $196,846 or higher
5 people $103,120 or below $103,121-$212,685 $212,686 or higher
6 people or more $110,720 or below $110,721-$228,360 $228,361 or higher

Should you have any trouble purchasing a ticket using the program links, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to purchase or be added to the waitlist.

Cancellation Policy

  • 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

To learn more about the programs, read the descriptions below, or contact us at [email protected]org.

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Summer 2023

CAMP
GRADE LEVEL
DATES & TIMES

Camp:
Summer Science Academy

Join the Science Alliance Summer Science Academy and enjoy weeks of science exploration at the American Museum of Natural History. Each week students will engage in a new theme covering a range of scientific topics, including evolution, ecology, anthropology, astronomy, and Earth and planetary sciences.  Students will explore the unique places where science happens by visiting the Museum’s collections and labs and meeting scientists. This academy will nurture students’ innate curiosity while allowing them to generate new questions about the natural world. 

Program Dates: Monday July 10 – Friday August 18  

Program Time: 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday

Program Cost: $6000

Click Here to Purchase

To apply for Tuition Assistance for Summer Science Academy Click Here

Registration Open

Grade Level:
Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Middle School, Youth

Dates & Times:
July 10, 2023 - August 18, 2023

Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Middle School, Youth

July 10, 2023 - August 18, 2023

 

Support for the Museum’s education and evaluation programs is generously provided by a grant from the Bezos Family Foundation.

The Museum’s Education Collection is generously supported by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Elysabeth Kleinhans.