Applying to The Science and Nature Program

Admissions for the 2018-2019 school year will open March 23 - April 13, 2018.

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 June 30th in the year they apply. 

The Science and Nature Program classes are small so enrollment in each is limited.  A personal interview with Program staff is required for applicants and their parents. Interviews usually take place in the April and May preceding the school year for which families apply.  Parents are notified of acceptance by June. For information regarding tuition and class schedules, please click here.

Please note that since families usually continue in the Program year after year, there are limited openings in our other on-going science classes beyond pre-school. 



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 Early Childhood and Family Learning has been provided by Shaiza Rizavi and Jonathan Friedland, the Filomen M. D'Agostino Foundation, an anonymous donor, Josefin and Paul Hilal, Kimberly Kravis and Jonathan Schulhof, Mr. and Mrs. K. Meister, Beth Kobliner Shaw and David E. Shaw, Sharmila and Ravi Sinha.

Additional funding has been provided by Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ader, Cecilia and Uzi Benabraham, Mr. and Mrs. Carl C. Icahn, Amy and John Jacobsson, Michael and Marjorie Loeb, Valerie and Wright Ohrstrom, Mr. and Mrs. Max von Zuben.