Museum Family Programs


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Figment Festival

Sunday, June 24, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
Governors Island ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Touch, smell, write on, talk to, dance with, play with, and learn from dozens of art experiences including large-scale sculptures, music, dance,...

Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, June 24, 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...

Science and Film Shorts for Kids

Sunday, June 24, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image ~ Queens
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
See kid-friendly short films that integrates scientific or technological themes using animation or live action. One film (Nose Hair) features dart bombs....

Summer of Magic: Meet an Escape Artist!

Sunday, June 24, 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
Be amazed by Adam RealMan, sideshow and variety performer, and his special tribute to Houdini’s escape acts. Practice how escape artists warm-up,...

Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag

Sunday, June 24, 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
Celebrate New York City Pride Week with a reading of Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag by Rob Sanders and...

Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

Sunday, June 24, 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: Spectacular Starscapes

Sunday, June 24, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea
FREE
Explore films inspired by science fiction and imagined futures by the Otolith Group, an art collective featured in the Rubin’s exhibition A...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Sunday, June 24, 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...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, June 25, 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....

Taíno Culture and Identity

Monday, June 25, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Learn more about the history, culture and worldviews of Taíno Indians, the indigenous peoples of the Caribbean. Through cultural materials and live...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, June 26, 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....

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, June 26, 3:00 pm–3:30 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...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Tuesday, June 26, 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,...

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Summer Garden Concerts: Tavern Tunes

Tuesday, June 26, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden ~ Upper East Side
$15, $5/ages 11 & under, Free/babies under 1
Frank Hendricks and Bob Conroy of STOUT perform tavern tunes with hearty vocal harmonies and acoustic instruments in a historic garden. Museum...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, June 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....

Imagination Playground at Cooper Hewitt

Wednesday, June 27, 11:00 am–1:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Build in the engaging, moveable Imagination Playground in the terrace and garden of the Cooper Hewitt (which is fun for all ages...

Dream Building Drop-in Workshops

Wednesday, June 27, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
Design and construct an imaginative building inspired by exhibition Bodys Isek Kingelez: City Dreams. Use materials similar to those the artist used—recycled...

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, June 27, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) ~ West Village/East Village
$25/family
Join CMA’s WEE teaching artists for art-filled drop-in sessions featuring music, storytime, and lots of materials and techniques to explore. Stay and...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Wednesday, June 27, 3:00 pm–3:30 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...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, June 28, 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....

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