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Explore New York

Explore New York Session I

Monday, August 6, 2018 - Friday, August 10, 2018

The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St Fl 40, New York

Presented By

The New York Academy of Sciences


Explore New York
Explore New York

Explore New York Session I

The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to offer Explore New York Session I, a sight-seeing STEM Program from August 6-10, 2018 for your young travelers and inventors. Over the course of five days, students in 5th-8th grades will visit and learn more about the science and engineering behind some of the most famous landmarks in New York City. Students will engage with the engineering practices which led to the architectural marvels of the past and present, as well as seeing how NYC wildlife fares in our major parks and possibly underground! By the end of the week, students will have engaged with NYC inside and out, and gain a better understanding for how science, technology, and engineering enliven the City the Never Sleeps.

Note: Explore New York is offered in two sessions. Both sessions will provide similar activities and field trips. Students can register for either session or both.

Activities include:

  • Bridge building competition among students
  • Walking tours of Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and other iconic sites
  • Workshops in relevant STEM fields
  • And more!

Over the course of this five-day STEM Program, students will gain:

  • Leadership skills through STEM design challenges
  • Communication techniques that allow them to share STEM concepts with their peers
  • Scientific collaboration and engineering skills
  • Teamwork and problem-solving experience

Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.

Session Descriptions

Pricing: Explore New York Session I is $600. A $125 deposit is required upon registration. Payment plans are available for early registrations!

Eligibility: Students ages 9-13 who are entering grades 5-8 in fall 2018.

Explore New York: Students will engage with the engineering practices which led to the architectural marvels of the past and present, as well as seeing how NYC wildlife fares in our major park.

Leadership and Teamwork: Students will learn the skills sets for leadership and how to be a good leader in the STEM world, with exposure to real world examples of teenagers who are STEM leaders. Students will practice their skills through a variety of hands-on challenges.

Field Trips: Students will learn the history and design behind one of NYC’s most iconic buildings, parks, and landmarks during an in person tour! More details to follow.


Registration is now open for this program. Please fill out the form below.


August 06, 2018


Intro to the Academy

What do we hope to learn?

Engineering workshop

Team Building Exercise

Silverstein Building Tour

What is a LEED Certified Building?

Intro to Skyscrapers


August 07, 2018

Brooklyn Bridge tour

Workshop about bridge types

Suspension bridge demo

Bridge building competition


August 08, 2018

Central Park Tour

Identifying fauna and flora


August 09, 2018

Bryant Park, Library organization underground AND the BOA Building (Greenest Building in NYC)

Times Square tour


August 10, 2018

Lowline tour (tentative)

Artificial Light workshop w/ Thor