American Museum of Natural History: Adventures in Science

Things to do, Camps Upper West Side
Photograph: Courtesy AMNH/Denis Finnin

You’ve probably visited the American Museum of Natural History with the whole clan, but your kids have never seen it quite like this! Youngsters at the museum’s popular camps spend their summer vacation immersing themselves in the amazing exhibits and return home spewing facts about meteorology, evolution, the solar system and, of course, dinosaurs. In the Adventures in Science program (AiS), little ones ages 6 to 10 are schooled on the basics of many scientific disciplines, conducting investigations and touring the museum in three-day or weeklong camps. Older kids ages 11 to 13 use digital programs to explore their specific interests in the Middle School Institutes (MSI) program. Last year’s summer offerings included explorations of archeology, sharks, ancient games and more. Ages 6–13.


Venue name: American Museum of Natural History: Adventures in Science
Address: Central Park West
New York
Cross street: at 79th St
Transport: Subway: B, C to 81st St–Museum of Natural History; 1 to 79th St
Price: ). July 4–Sept 2; Mon–Fri 9am–4pm. AiS: four-day session $400, weekly $550; MSI: weekly $550, two-week session $1,100.
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