Museum Family Programs


museum guide | family friendly exhibits | public art

* Learn about modern art with family tours at the Whitney and Met Breuer (home to cool though slightly creepy exhibit Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body.
* Celebrate art and literature, meet historic characters and make fire-breathing dragon puppets at the Morgan Library Spring Family Fair.
* Check out interactive public art & pop-ups exploring everything from dreams to eggs to DJ Khalid. This-weekend-only Sunday Riley pop-up looks fun (ball pits!).


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, April 27, 10:30 am–11:00 am
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
Free, museum admission not required.
Families with children ages 18 months–3 years can look, listen, and have fun with gorgeous picture books in the lovely Nolen Library....

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, April 27, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
This bi-weekly program in the library of the engaging children's center includes the reading of a NY-themed book, a related craft project,...

Museum of Modern Art Free Hours

Friday, April 27, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE

Native American Flutes

Friday, April 27, 6:00 pm–6:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
Flutist, composer, and member of the Kichesipirini Algonquin First Nation Timothy Archambault blends traditional and contemporary works for the Native American flute...

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, April 28, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE
Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art....

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Trash Towers

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum ~ Lower Manhattan
$5/child
Learn how builders reduce waste by reusing materials from older buildings to create new ones. Kids will make their own "Trash Towers"...

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, April 28, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art ~ Chelsea
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18
Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week...

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop performances by legends like Grandmasters Melle Mel and the Sugar...

Living History: Historic Hats and Shoes

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
Look at the heads and toes of historic clothing at special ‘touch table’ with Edward Maeder, consulting curator on exhibition Walk This...

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Saturday, April 28, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
Pay-what-you-wish, suggested $25, free/ages 12 & under
Fabulous museum educators engage children in conversations and activities related to a few works in the vast collection. Share ideas and enjoy...

MOCACREATE

Saturday, April 28, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America ~ Lower Manhattan
$10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under
Paint, build, craft, or collage – use familiar materials, or experiment with new. Inspired by the museum’s exhibitions and local artists, MOCACREATE...

Fort Tryon Kids Art: Geological Abstract Painting

Saturday, April 28, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
Fort Tryon Park ~ Hamilton/Washington Heights
FREE
Join Artist Rachel Sydlowski to create abstract paintings based on geological formations found in Fort Tryon Park. Use India ink, Dr. Martins...

Opening Party: LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration!

Saturday, April 28, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Scandinavia House ~ Midtown East
FREE
Celebrate the opening of new exhibition LEGO® Bricks: A Celebration with a family-friendly party featuring over 30,000 loose LEGO bricks in an...

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Sunday, April 29, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE
Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art....

Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, April 29, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art ~ Chelsea
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18
Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week...

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo

Sunday, April 29, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop performances by legends like Grandmasters Melle Mel and the Sugar...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Sunday, April 29, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
50% off with this link
From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who...

Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 12
Explore exhibition highlights through creative interactive projects in the galleries then head to the Studio Art Lab in the basement to make...

Rubin Family Sundays: Treasures from the Earth

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea
FREE
Create hidden treasures, inspired by The Second Buddha: Master of Time—an exhibition all about revealing gems of wisdom. As the full moon...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Sunday, April 29, 2:00 pm–2:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books; then continue your adventure with a self-guided gallery hunt in the Museum. Geared...

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