Science Alliance: High School Program

Part of Teens

A close up photograph of the planet Earth, taken from space. © NASA
Classes at the Museum for students in Grades 9 and 10.

We are excited to announce the expansion of the Science Alliance Program to students in grades 9-10. Students can choose the topics they want to explore: anthropology, astrophysics, conservation science, Earth science, and evolutionary biology. 

During the school year, Science Alliance High School runs three sessions: Fall, Winter, and Spring. Courses will meet once or twice a week on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm. Please see course listings for meeting dates and times.

Have a younger student? See the Science Alliance Middle School Program.

How to Register

  • Please note that the grade level for Fall, Winter, and Spring programs below refers to the grade will enter in the 2023 academic year.
  • Students should sign up for classes based on the designated grade bands. 
  • To register for each program, click the “purchase” button.


  • Fall, Winter, and Spring Courses range from $500 - $1,000 each depending on the length of the course.

Tuition Assistance

We offer a limited number of reduced tuition (50% off) and free tuition seats in Science Alliance.

Following are household income requirements for free and reduced tuition. If you qualify, you may apply for tuition assistance.

Household Size Free Tuition Reduced Tuition Full Tuition
2 people $76,400 or below $76,401–$157,575 $157,576 or higher
3 people $85,920 or below $85,921–$177,210 $177,211 or higher
4 people $95,440 or below $95,441–$196,845 $196,846 or higher
5 people $103,120 or below $103,121–$212,685 $212,686 or higher
6 people or more $110,720 or below $110,721–$228,360 $228,361 or higher

Should you have any trouble registering using the program links, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to purchase or be added to the waitlist.

SAP-HS Cancellation and Refund Policy

You will be eligible for a full refund (100%) if you cancel at least 30 days before the start of the program. You will be eligible for a partial refund (50%) if you cancel at least 15 days before the start of the program. Any cancellations less than 15 days before the program's start are not eligible to receive a refund. ​

In the event that a class must be canceled due to inclement weather, COVID-19 issues (e.g., increases in local Covid cases, changes to local Covid guidance, positive Covid cases among Museum staff, etc.), or other causes outside the control of the Museum, we will aim to reschedule the date(s) of the affected class(es) within the existing course schedule. In the event that rescheduling is not possible, refunds for class cancellations are not available.

To cancel your registration in our programs, please call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200.

Fall Courses


Our Planet, Our Voices, Our Future

The existential threat of climate change poses challenges to all of us, but it disproportionately affects some more than others. In this course, participants will look not only at the environmental effects of climate change, but also at the challenges it presents to social equity.

This interdisciplinary course will allow participants to play the role of both environmental policy maker and social activist to understand, communicate, and respond to climate change concerns across New York City. Through the use of data science methodologies, field-based techniques, and collaboration with scientists and policy experts, participants will confront climate change as a multifaceted challenge and drive climate action through information science and policy work.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 10/12, 10/17, 10/19, 10/24, 10/26, 10/31, 11/2, 11/14, 11/16, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14

Call Central Reservations at 212-769-5200 to be added to the wait list 

Cost: $1,000

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Age Group:
Grade 9, Grade 10

Dates & Times:
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 pm.

Grade 9, Grade 10

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:30–6:30 pm


Support for the Museum’s education and evaluation programs is generously provided by a grant from the Bezos Family Foundation.

The Museum’s Education Collection is generously supported by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Elysabeth Kleinhans.