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

Summer 2018 Programs are now online. Registration opens at 9:00 AM on Tuesday, January 16th. To register, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200. For more information, please contact 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:

For a calendar of summer offerings, please click here:

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

Spring Programs

Pre-K (Ages 3 and 4) - Sunday & 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


Summer Programs   

Grade 1
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5


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


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.



Past Offerings


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.

Photograph of an erupting volcano.

GeoExplorers: Earth’s Destructive Power (Grades 4 and 5)

July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Earthquakes, volcanoes, and more––watch out! Have you ever wondered what causes natural disasters? Learn about the forces of nature and how people around the world continuously cope with their dangers and aftermath.

Breeching whale hi res

BioAdventures: What About Whales (Grades 2 and 3)

March 11, 2017

Whales are a diverse group of marine mammals with features that continue to surprise scientists! Explore the extraordinary adaptations whales have developed and why they are so important to the ocean ecosystems where they live.

Geminid Meteor in Mojave

AstroDiscoveries: The Solar System (Pre-K)

January 22, 2017 - February 8, 2017

Earth may be our home, but it is just one part of our solar system. Discover the differences between the rocky and gaseous planets that orbit the Sun as you take a trip through space to learn about our nearest neighbors.

Hercules Beetle

BioDiscoveries: Bountiful Bugs (Grades K and 1)

December 6, 2015 - December 20, 2015

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.