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Age 14-18
Cost Free
Program type After School
Meets Varies. Each Session Is Six Weeks Long, And Courses Meet Once Or Twice A Week From 4:30 - 6:30 Pm.
Languages None
Contact us Hsprograms@Amnh.Org
Deadline Feb. 23, 2018


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We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the After School Program has been canceled for the 2020-2021 academic year (September 2020 - June 2021). We realize that this cancellation affects 10th and 11th-grade students looking to apply to the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). Please check the Science Research Mentoring Program website for eligibility criteria for the academic year 2021-2022 (

Although we will not have After School Program courses for high school students this academic year, you can visit for a growing list of our online educational resources. You may also visit the Museum as it has reopened to the public. Please click here to reserve tickets. To read more about the Museum’s health and safety procedures, please click here. The Museum is open 10 am–5:30 pm, Wednesday–Sunday.

On behalf of the entire High School Programs team, I want to thank you for being part of our community. We look forward to welcoming you back to the After School Program as soon as we can.

Note: If you would like to update your contact information, please click here (

Every year, the After School Program (ASP) offers courses to New York City high school students interested in the sciences. There are courses in anthropology, astrophysics, earth science, genetics, biodiversity, and more. Each course makes use of the Museum's unique resources through hall visits, lab and collections tours, talks and lectures by scientists, and hands-on activities.ASP offers multiple sessions throughout the school year. Each session is six weeks long, and courses meet once or twice a week from 4:30 - 6:30 PM. Students may attend only one course per session. We accept students regardless of citizenship or immigration status. All After School Program Exploratory and Science Research courses are offered free of charge!

Within these content areas, we offer two types of courses, Exploratory and Science Research. To Learn more about any of the courses listed below please follow the link in the course title.

Exploratory AMNH courses allow students to engage their diverse interests through in-depth, “elective-style” coursework. Exploratory AMNH allows our scientists, educators and students the chance to explore science in unique and surprising ways. Any New York City high school student may take one or more exploratory courses throughout the school year.

Research AMNH courses are intensive 6-week courses that introduce students to the fundamentals behind the science practiced at the Museum. Courses cover a variety of topics including anthropology, astrophysics, conservation science, and evolutionary biology and focus on core scientific theories, concepts, and practices. Each Research AMNH course is co-taught by a Museum scientist and a Museum educator and are designed to prepare students for the possibility of conducting authentic scientific research through a partner program, the Science Research Mentoring Program (SRMP). Please note that completion of three Research AMNH courses is a requirement for SRMP, but that completion of prerequisites does not guarantee acceptance into SRMP. Science Research courses are open to students in 10-12th grade (public, private, and homeschool).


9th Through 12th Grade Students Who Live And Attend School (Or Home School Equivalent) Within The Five Boroughs Of New York City.