Science Programs

Biomes Virtual 
Grades 1-4 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Explore the Stoll Wing dioramas with a museum educator and learn about adaptations, the effects of climate change, and the importance of protecting the planet. 

Ocean Odyssey Virtual
Grades 3-6 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Join an educator in the Hall of Fishes, explore the vertical distribution of ocean life, and examine preserved invertebrate, fish, and mammal specimens.

Science Safari
Grades Pre-K – 4 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Tour the collections of the Memorial Wing and Stoll Wing wildlife dioramas and examine preserved mammal, reptile, and bird specimens.

Sea Search
Grades Pre-K – 5 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Tour the Hall of Fishes, learn about William Vanderbilt’s expeditions to collect for his little museum, and examine preserved invertebrate, fish, and mammal specimens.

Sharks
Grades 1 – 5 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Visit the Hall of Fishes and wildlife dioramas to discover the fascinating variety of sharks in the world’s oceans, examine preserved shark specimens and create shark-tooth necklaces.

Young Environmentalist Virtual & On-Site
Grades 3-5 | One Hour

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Explore the collections and learn how global warming affects the planet’s ecosystems, examine corals, and discover ways to help in your community.   

Animal Habitats
Grades 1-4 | Two Hours

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Tour the Memorial Wing and Stoll Wing, discover the diversity of life from the rainforests to the Sudan grasslands, examine preserved specimens, and create fun dioramas.

Butterflies and Moths
Grades 2-4 | Two Hours

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Students will use costumes to illustrate the characteristics of insects, search for specimens, and design their own Lepidoptera.

Identification and Classification
Grades 4 – 8 | Two Hours

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Visit the Hall of Fishes, examine preserved marine specimens, explore taxonomy, and create individual watercolor illustrations.

Marine Habitats
Grades 3 – 6 | Two Hours

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity

Visit the Hall of Fishes, explore the vertical distribution of ocean life, examine preserved invertebrate, fish, and mammal specimens, and create watercolor illustrations.

Scientific Illustration
Grades 7 – 12 | Two hours

Next Generation Science Standards
LS1 From Molecules to Organisms:  Structures and Processes
LS4 Biological Evolution:  Unity and Diversity
NYSED Arts Learning Standards
Standard 2:  Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.

Tour the Hall of Fishes, explore the structure of preserved fish and marine invertebrates, learn about the methods of preservation used in the collections, and create detailed watercolor illustrations.

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