Each academic year, students in 5th grade are chosen to become part of an exciting 7-year extracurricular educational relationship with the Museum. This starts in the summer between 5th and 6th grade and continues through the end of 12th grade. These students will experience the Museum through science classes incorporating hands-on exploration, behind-the-scenes adventures, meetings with scientists, and content-rich programming. The Lang Science Program focuses on the sciences studied at the Museum – biology (biodiversity, evolution, genetics, conservation, and more), anthropology (cultural, human evolution, archaeology, and linguistics), and physical sciences (astronomy, Earth science, planetary science). Students will also design their own research projects, learn about Museum exhibits, and start preparing for college and careers.

The program begins with a 3-week summer program based at the Museum and continues into the school year with classes on 18 Saturdays from October to June (approximately twice per month).

For students interested in starting in the Summer of 2019, applications will be released this Fall and will be due in the early Winter of 2019. Have questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions in English and en Español. To keep up to date...To keep up to date on all releases, deadlines, and information sessions, please fill out the form HERE.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at either ApplyToLang@amnh.org (preferred) or by phone at 212-313-7172.



EdLab at Columbia University's Teachers College visited Lang in the summer of 2013 and made this video.

Lang students participated in NASA's MoonKAM project.  Learn more in this video.

Read about Henry Lim, who was a winner in the 2011 Young Naturalist Awards.  For a New York Times article on Henry's work, please click here.

For an article in the AMNH Members magazine, Rotunda, from March/April 2010, please click


The AMNH Lang Science Program and Lang Scholar Awards are made possible by founding and continued support from the Eugene M. Lang Foundation.

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

Complimentary test preparation and college admissions support for program participants is generously provided by

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