Grades 6-8

Programs

Middle School Institutes

Student Program

Middle School Institutes

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.

Discovery Room

Permanent Exhibition

Discovery Room

Want to help unearth a fossil or play hide and seek with animals in a boabab tree? Families, especially children 5-12, can experience a hands-on gateway to the science behind the Museum.

Celebrate Culture!

Cultural Program

Celebrate Culture!

Celebrate Culture! is a family-friendly series of day-long programs about contemporary cultures from around the world.

AMNH Science Alliance Program

Student Program

AMNH Science Alliance Program

A unique 3-year science enrichment program designed for middle school students interested in learning about a wide variety of scientific topics through hands on investigations. 

Sackler Educational Laboratory

Family Program, Programs and Events, Educator Materials, Research

Sackler Educational Laboratory

Step into the state-of-the-art Sackler Educational Laboratory, located in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins, every Saturday and Sunday, for hands-on activities led by scientists.

BridgeUp: STEM

Programs and Events

BridgeUp: STEM

AMNH’s newest education program, BridgeUP: STEM is focused on the intersection of computer science and science.

AMNH Lang Science Program

Student Program

AMNH Lang Science Program

7-year program of hands-on science exploration and behind-the-scenes adventure for middle and high school students in New York City.

Family Series

Family Program

Family Series

Programs for families with children ages 4 to 11 that runs from October to June that include audience participation and hands-on activities.

Nature Walks

Programs and Events

Nature Walks

Observe the vibrant migration of birds in Central Park and other nature walks hosted by the Museum.

Resources

Polluted Water Keep Out

Educator Materials

Ecology Disrupted

High school ecology curriculum that uses real scientific data to link everyday human impacts to ecological principles.

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Interactive, Educator Materials

Find a Vent

Climb aboard this virtual expedition along an unknown stretch of the Pacific Ocean's Juan de Fuca Ridge to see if you can find a deep sea vent.

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Article

What's This? Sensing

How do organisms learn about their surroundings? Take a look at some of the extraordinary ways that animals experience the world around them.

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What's This? Staying Safe

One of the keys to survival is staying safe, especially from predators. Discover some of the amazing ways that organisms have evolved to keep from being eaten.

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