Museum Family Programs


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Gingerbread Lane

Saturday, November 10–Monday, January 21, 10:00 am–6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science ~ Queens
$15, $12/ages 2 – 17, students & seniors
Marvel at the largest gingerbread village in the world. Lots of fun details to discover including cable cars and subway stations, all...

New Color Factory Tickets on Sale

Tuesday, November 20, 9:00 am–10:00 am
Hotel Manisses ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
FREE
More tickets for future dates of Color Factory, a truly interactive pop-up with fun activities and sweet treats in sixteen unique rooms,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, November 20, 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....

Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions

Tuesday, November 20, 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
In conjunction with exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done, see performances of innovative Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions. Made from...

Jazz+Wednesdays

Tuesday, November 20, 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.

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Tuesday, November 20, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$25, includes museum admission
Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. This interactive exploration of current...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, November 20, 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, November 20, 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, November 21, 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, November 21, 1:45 pm–3:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA) ~ Soho/Tribeca/LES
$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, November 21, 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...

Thanksgiving Eve Family Celebration

Wednesday, November 21, 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$150/family, includes museum membership
Watch the annual Macy’s Giant Balloon Inflation along West 77th Street from an uncrowded indoor/outdoor location and enjoy fun activities and festive...

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Wednesday, November 21, 3:30 pm–4:30 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...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, November 22, 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....

Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions

Thursday, November 22, 11:30 am–4:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
In conjunction with exhibition Judson Dance Theater: The Work Is Never Done, see performances of innovative Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions. Made from...

Rubin Museum Free Hours

Thursday, November 22, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
FREE

Free Music Fridays

Thursday, November 22, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash...

Gateway Storytime

Friday, November 23, 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

Friday, November 23, 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....

Living History: Thanksgiving and the Civil War

Friday, November 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
Celebrate Thanksgiving, which became a national holiday during the American Civil War, with living historians from the 6th United States Colored Troops,...

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