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


Upcoming Offerings

Aerial view of the dense trees and vegetation typical of rain forests.

Spring Break Institute 2018: Understanding Global Trends in Biodiversity

April 3, 2018 - April 4, 2018

In this two-day course, participants will learn about the causes of environmental changes, why ecosystems, habitats and species are being lost and how scientists study them. We will also explore potential solutions. Teachers will work with real data sets around deforestation, global climate change and urbanization that they can use in the classroom to help students understand these challenges. Grades 6-12.

Past 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.

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.