Teachers can take advantage of workshops, lectures, institutes, and opportunities with the Museum.


Upcoming Offerings


Mid-Winter Teacher Institute: Our Senses: An Immersive Experience

February 20, 2018 - February 21, 2018

This two-day workshop will introduce teachers to our upcoming temporary exhibition, Our Senses: An Immersive Experience. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to learn about how our brains work with sensory organs to shape our perceptions. Activities will provide a variety of strategies to prepare students for a Museum leaning experience. Grades 6-12.

Past Offerings

Educators at a professional development event in the Hall of the Universe

NYC Teachers Election Day Professional Development 2017

November 7, 2017

This professional day is designed for teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum’s digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.


Integrating NGSS Science Practices with Common Core Literacy Strategies Using a Hudson River Ecology Teaching Case and Online Data Tools

January 15, 2015 - February 12, 2015

This five-session online workshop focuses on how to integrate science practices with specific Common Core reading and writing standards using a collection of videos, essays, and online data tools that tell the story of how scientists investigated the ecological impacts of the invasive zebra mussel on the Hudson River ecosystem.