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STEM Matters NYC Programs: Entering Kindergarten

Shine this summer with STEM!

Explore the 1-week camps for students entering kindergarten in September. All camps take place Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.


Location: NY Aquarium in Coney Island, Brooklyn

Dates: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21, 2023

Explore the ocean just like a scientist would! Are sea lions good swimmers? Do all penguins live in cold habitats? Join the NY Aquarium team of marine scientists to investigate a different question everyday through hands-on experiments. Join other young scientists and discover the many species at the NY Aquarium.

Nature Adventurers

Location: Wave Hill in Riverdale, Bronx

Dates: Monday, August 7 - Friday, August 11, 2023

Ready to dig into nature? Join Wave Hill for an imaginative week-long nature play experience to develop a sense of curiosity and connection to the natural world. Practice your observation skills, explore nature, and build personal relationships with plants, animals, and ecosystems.

Heritage Farm Heyday Jr.

Location: Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Randall Manor, Staten Island

Dates: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28, 2023

Looking for a unique, hands-on farming experience? Check out Snug Harbor's Heritage Farm! Get inspired by exploring nature, daily walk-and-talks, and art-making to deepen your powers of observation and develop a respect for all living things. By week's end, you'll know where your food comes from and learn easy recipes to make at home.

Queens Farm Summer STEMsation

Location:  Queens County Farm Museum

Dates: Monday, July 31 - Friday, August 4, 2023

Welcome future farmers to the Queens County Farm Museum! Do you know what it takes to be a farmer? Come learn about food systems, seasonality and season extension, sustainable practices, how livestock are part of a farm, and much more. Each day, you will do real farm work, explore a different aspect of farming, and use your imagination to reimagine Queens Farm as if it were your own homestead!