The American Museum of Natural History has many exhibits related to paleontology and history, such as Hall of Vertebrate Origins, Hall of Saurischian Dinosaurs, Hall of Eastern Woodland Indians, and Hall of South American peoples. The museum also offers summer programs for children, like the Adventures in Science camp for grades pre-K through 8. At the museum, children can participate in hands-on activities in the Discovery Room, where they can look for fossils, assemble a life-size dinosaur and more. For more information, call 212-769-5100 or visit the museum's website at: www.amnh.org/.
The Paleontological Research Institution in Ithaca offers tours, classroom programs, discovery labs, and field trips, along with many special events. For more information, call (607) 273-6623, or visit the website at: http://www.museumoftheearth.org/.
Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park, which occupies New York City’s largest piece of undisturbed farmland, offers colonial farmhouse tours and hands-on classes, such as a workshop about honeybees where kids learn how to make a candle from beeswax. The museum also has summer camps. For more information, call (718) 347-3276, or go to: http://queensfarm.org/.
The New York Botanical Garden offers many programs for young explorers, including the Everett Children's Adventure Garden, where kids can romp through outdoor mazes and participate in hands-on activities. The museum also hosts many other educational events. For more information, visit: www.nybg.org or call 718-817-8700.
The American Numismatic Society, the world’s largest numismatic library, has a vast collection of currency from all around the world. Exhibits are open five days per week, and you can also attend evening lectures. For more information, go to: http://www.numismatics.org/ or call (212) 571-4470.