The Adventures in Science (AiS) program introduces children from Pre-K to Grade 5 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations and interactive tours of Museum exhibits. The three-day workshops, one-day workshops, and week-long day camps are listed below.

Spring 2018 Programs are now online. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, October 10th.

To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

 

For more information, please contact adventures@amnh.org

To receive updates on new programs and registration dates, please sign up for our Family Programs Newsletter.

For a calendar of spring offerings, please click here:

To add your name to a wait list, call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.


Fall Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) - Sunday and Wednesday Workshops Grades K and 1 - Sunday Workshops
 
**Please note: These workshops are designed for a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop(e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

Grades 2 and 3 Saturday Workshops Grades 4 and 5 Saturday Workshops

 Spring Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) -
Sunday and Tuesday Workshops
Grades K and 1 - Sunday Workshops
 

**Please note: These workshops are designed for a one-on-one caregiver and child interaction. If multiple children are registered to attend a workshop(e.g., twins, other siblings, cousins), there must be one adult for each child. Children who are not registered for the program may not attend.

 

Grades 2 and 3 Saturday Workshops Grades 4 and 5 Saturday Workshops

School Break Science Selections 

Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3) - February School Break Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) - February School Break
Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3) - April School Break Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) - April School Break

 

 


CREDITS

The Museum's Youth Initiatives are generously supported by the leadership contribution of the New York Life Foundation.

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Additional support is provided by The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

 

OUR UPCOMING WORKSHOPS, CAMPS, AND INSTITUTES INCLUDE...

Upcoming Offerings

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BioDiscoveries: Bountiful Bugs Pre-K (Ages 3-4)

October 22, 2017 - November 8, 2017

The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn about how insects move and eat as you experience the similarities that pull them together and the differences that make each unique.

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BioDiscoveries: Bugs all Around (Grades K and 1)

October 22, 2017 - November 5, 2017

The world of insects is teeming with diversity, whether the animals are crawling in the dirt or flying through the sky. Learn about how insects move and eat as you experience the similarities that pull them together and the differences that make each unique.

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GeoExplorers: Anatomy of an Explosion (Grades 4 and 5)

November 4, 2017

From explosions that destroy civilizations, to those that build new island worlds, volcanoes shape our planet in dramatic fashion. Explore the history of eruptions from Pompeii to Krakatoa.

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AnthroDiscoveries: Games Around the World (Grades K and 1)

December 3, 2017 - December 17, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children in other cultures play.

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AnthroDiscoveries: A Globe of Games Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4)

December 3, 2017 - December 20, 2017

If you grew up somewhere else in the world, what kind of games would you find? How would you learn how to play them? Join us on a trip around the globe to experience how children in other cultures play.

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AnthroAdventures: A World of Puppets (Grades 2 and 3)

December 16, 2017

Puppets play a special role in many cultures—from traditional theater to children’s TV shows. Explore puppets made around the world to see the different ways people make and use these rich cultural objects.

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PaleoExplorers: Flight in Ancient Skies (Grades 4 and 5)

December 16, 2017

Millions of years ago, dinosaurs took to the skies—but they were not alone! Come look up into the Mesozoic sky and meet the variety of animals that achieved flight in the Age of Dinosaurs.

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BioDiscoveries: Creatures of the Reef (Pre-K)

January 16, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Just under the waves, coral reefs are complex ecosystems. Immerse yourself in these diverse and captivating environments to explore the animals and plants that live there and the incredible strategies they use to survive.

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BioDiscoveries: Cities under the Sea (Grades K and 1)

January 21, 2018 - February 4, 2018

Corals are more than just animals. They also create large reefs that are home to a huge variety of ocean organisms. Dive under the waves to explore the biology of these reef-building animals and the incredible strategies organisms use to stay alive.

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BioAdventures: Toxins in Nature (Grades 2 and 3)

January 27, 2018

Plants and animals across the spectrum of life make, eat, and even steal various toxic substances to defend themselves and catch a meal. Explore the role that poison and venom play in the lives of these organisms and how humans harness them for good.

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AstroExplorers: Pulsars, Quasars, and Magnetars (Grades 4 and 5)

January 27, 2018

Images of far-away galaxies and glowing nebulas are transfixing and beautiful—but what about the objects in space barely visible or completely hidden from our view? Investigate these mysterious objects that elude explanation and to this day pose more questions than they answer.

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Explorers: Science Selection (Grades 4 and 5) - School Break Camps

February 20, 2018 - February 23, 2018

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or all days!

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PaleoDiscoveries: Life in the Permian Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4)

March 6, 2018 - March 25, 2018

Before the time of the dinosaurs, proto-mammals with sails on their backs walked the land and toothless predators hunted in the seas. Explore the fossils of these ancient animals who ruled for almost 50 million years before the largest extinction event in the history of the Earth wiped most of them out for good.

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PaleoDiscoveries: Life’s Ancient Experiments (Grades K and 1)

March 11, 2018 - March 25, 2018

What animals roamed the planet and ruled the oceans before the Age of the Dinosaurs—and what happened to them? Explore fossils of plants and animals to reconstruct what marvels they can tell us about the history of life on Earth.

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GeoAdventures: Shaking Quaking Earth (Grades 2 and 3)

March 24, 2018

Millions of years of shifting, shaking, and shattering crust have created the varied landscapes we see on Earth. Explore how plate tectonics, thousands of miles beneath our feet, shape what we see on the surface.

 

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BioExplorers: Ocean Invertebrates (Grades 4 and 5) - Saturday Workshop

March 24, 2018

Squids and octopuses are famous, but the ocean is full of other mysterious invertebrates—animals without backbones. Explore a magnificent array of these marine animals, discover how they have changed over time, and experience the wonders of ocean exploration. 

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Explorers: Science Selections (Grades 4 and 5) - School Break Camps

April 3, 2018 - April 6, 2018

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or the whole week!

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Adventures: Science Selections (Grades 2 and 3) - School Break Camps

April 3, 2018 - April 6, 2018

In this survey of the sciences, campers will participate in investigative projects exploring concepts in different fields of research every day. Learn how to look at the world through the eyes of a scientist, for one or two days or the whole week!

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GeoDiscoveries: Water Ways Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4)

April 22, 2018 - May 8, 2018

Water is not just for keeping us clean and quenching our thirst. It drenches rainforests and dries out deserts. Join us to explore all the ways that water shapes our world.

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GeoDiscoveries: A Landscape for Life (Grades K and 1)

April 22, 2018 - May 6, 2018

What makes one area a frozen desert and another a soggy forest? Embark on a trip across the North American continent to visit the incredible variety of biomes that support and challenge our requirements for survival.

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AnthroExplorers: Walk This Way (Grade 4 and 5) - Saturday Workshop

May 5, 2018

Humans are one of the few animals adapted to life on only two feet. Investigate the structures in our body that make this possible, the first time that these features appeared in the fossil record, and the role this played in our evolution.

Past Offerings

View of the moon from space.

AstroAdventures: Extraordinary Moons (Grades 2 and 3)

September 23, 2017

The moons in our solar system are many and varied. Some hide oceans under their icy surface while others rain sulfuric acid! Explore the origins of these worlds and the questions surrounding their potential for life.

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BioExplorers: Magnifying Microbes (Grades 4 and 5)

September 23, 2017

Under your very nose, there are microscopic ecosystems where microbes are eating, breathing, and defending themselves against microbial predators. Discover this unseen world and how life as we know it couldn’t exist without them.

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AstroDiscoveries: All About Stars (Grades K and 1)

September 17, 2017 - October 1, 2017

Twinkling in the night sky, stars have fascinated people throughout history. Explore nearby constellations and the edges of the Milky Way as you learn about red stars, blue stars, and more.

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PaleoAdventures: A Prehistoric Gathering (Grades 2 and 3)

August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017

Stegosaurus, Oviraptor, or Tyrannosaurus rex—which is your favorite? Get up close with real dinosaur fossils, learn how dinosaurs walked and what they ate, and immerse yourself in the diversity of these prehistoric animals.