The Middle School Institutes (MSI) program introduces children from Grades 6 - 8 to a wide variety of scientific disciplines through thought-provoking, hands-on investigations, interactive tours of Museum exhibits and the use of digital programs and skill building.

Registration for Fall 2018 Programs is open! 

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

For more information, please contact institutes@amnh.org

Fall Programs

Summer Programs

 

CREDITS

Support for Youth Initiatives is provided by The Peter and Carmen Lucia Buck Foundation.

Support for middle school programs is provided by Con Edison.

Upcoming Offerings

Coding Quakes (Grades 7 and 8 ONLY)

Coding Quakes (Grades 7 and 8 ONLY)

Coding Quakes is a new course that explores earth and computer science. With Python, a popular coding language used widely by scientists in many fields, students will ask and answer scientific questions by analyzing data of earthquakes from around the globe. No coding experience is necessary.

Past Offerings

Evolution Institute - (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

Evolution Institute - (Grades 6, 7 and 8)

August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Explore the amazing diversity of life on our planet, making use of AMNH's considerable resources, such as our fossil halls, genetics labs, and world-famous collections.

Coding Quakes (Grades 7 and 8 ONLY)

Coding Quakes (Grades 7 and 8 ONLY)

August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Coding Quakes is a new course that explores earth and computer science. With Python, a popular coding language used widely by scientists in many fields, students will ask and answer scientific questions by analyzing data of earthquakes from around the globe. No coding experience is necessary.

Ancient Sharks (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

Ancient Sharks (Grades 6, 7, and 8)

August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Sharks—for more than 400 million years, these fearsome fishes have been among the ocean’s top predators. In this institute, you will use the Museum’s amazing fossil collection to learn about the strange and fascinating history of these extraordinary creatures.

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