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Applying to The Science and Nature Program

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now closed.

The entry-level class of The Science and Nature Program is the Young Naturalists for 3 to 4 year-olds. Children must turn 3 years old by August 31, 2019 or enter Kindergarten by Fall 2021.

The Science and Nature Program classes are small so enrollment in each class is limited.  A personal interview with Program staff is required for applicants and their parents. Interviews will take place between late March and May. Parents are notified of acceptance by June. For information regarding tuition and class schedules, please click here.

Children who enter the program as Young Naturalists will be offered the opportunity to re-enroll each year. Thus, availability in older grades is limited. Interviews for Young Explorers through Fifth grade will be granted should spaces become available.



Children and Family Learning at the American Museum of Natural History provides exciting science learning opportunities for young children and families through OLogy, the Discovery Room, The Science and Nature Program, and Public Programs.

Support for Children and Family Learning programing has been provided by Shaiza Rizavi and Jonathan Friedland, the Filomen M. D’Agostino Foundation, an anonymous donor, Jennie and Chris Coyne, and Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Guffey.