Museum Family Programs


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Color Factory

Monday, August 20–Sunday, September 30, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Hotel Manisses ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
FREE
Go inside the Color Factory, a 'collaborative experiential exhibit designed to awaken audiences to the everyday yet brilliant presence of color.' Lots...

Intrepid Space & Science Festival

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum ~ Midtown West
NYC Resident Rate: $19, $17/ages 5-12
Meet astronauts, explore exhibits by NASA, chat with expert, stargaze on the ship and more during four days of out-of-this-world events at...

Latinx Arts Festival

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month and recognize Latinx Americans’ contributions to art and culture. Create stamps and prints, inspired by the work...

Polish Cultural Festival

Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) ~ West Village/East Village
$5.50 at this link, free/ages under 1 & 65+
Celebrate Poland’s centennial year with CMA and the Polish Cultural Institute New York through workshops inspired by traditional and contemporary arts practices...

Living History: Meet Harriet Tubman

Sunday, September 23, 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
In conjunction with Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, explore the life, career, and contributions of Harriet Tubman and other...

Hawaiian Performances & Demonstrations

Sunday, September 23, 12:00 pm–5:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Enjoy performances and demonstrations that celebrate the diverse cultural traditions of Hawai‘i featured in the gorgeous Georgia O’Keeffe: Visions of Hawaii exhibition....

Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

Sunday, September 23, 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...

Japan Society Creative Play & Family Workshop

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Japan Society ~ Midtown East
$15
Explore Japan’s seasonal customs and culture through art making based on a different theme each month. From 1–2 pm, preschool-aged children and...

Rubin Family Sundays: Future Figures

Sunday, September 23, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
FREE
Dive into artist Chitra Ganesh’s fantastical exhibitions Face of the Future and The Scorpion Gesture by creating a poster of moveable, futuristic...

The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt at The Met

Sunday, September 23, 2:00 pm–4:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
$42, $31/ages 10-21, students & seniors
Follow in the footsteps of young wizards on a field trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in search of art that...

Gateway Storytime

Monday, September 24, 10:00 am–11:45 am
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
suggested $22/ages 12-65, $12.50/ages 2-12, $17/students & seniors free/ages 2 & under
Ages 2 to 5 can play in the fascinating Discovery Room, then explore a natural science or cultural topic with a story,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Monday, September 24, 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, September 24, 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...

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

Monday, September 24, 2:30 pm–5:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York ~ Upper East Side
Get 2 tickets for $15
Celebrate the bounty of harvest at our mid-autumn moon festival. Learn about the roots of this Chinese holiday and how it is...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, September 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....

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 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, September 25, 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,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Wednesday, September 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....

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, September 26, 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...

Jazz+Wednesdays

Wednesday, September 26, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
FREE
The Bill Wurtzel Trio play standards from the American Songbook in an intimate, American-art filled setting.

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