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 August 31, 2018 or be in Kindergarten by Fall 2020.

The Science and Nature Program classes are small so enrollment in each class is limited.  A personal interview with Program staff is required for applicants and their parents. Interviews will take place between late March and May. Parents are notified of acceptance by June. For information regarding tuition and class schedules, please click here.

Children who enter the program as Young Naturalists will be offered the opportunity to re-enroll each year. Thus, availability in older grades is limited. Interviews for Young Explorers through Fifth grade will be granted should spaces become available.



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.