Museum Family Programs


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Inka Chakana

Thursday, June 21–Saturday, June 23, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Celebrate the Summer Solstice with members of the Kichwa Nation community as they create an Inka Chakana, a symbol carrying great significance...

Museum of Modern Art Free Hours

Friday, June 22, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE

Figment Festival

Saturday, June 23, 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,...

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper

Saturday, June 23, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum ~ Lower Manhattan
$5/child
Learn basics of skyscraper construction through a reading of Anastasia Suen’s picture book Up! Up! Up! Skyscraper. After the story, young architects...

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, June 23, 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

Saturday, June 23, 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!

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

Textile Arts Center’s Workshop: Woven Wall Hangings

Saturday, June 23, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Bard Graduate Center ~ Upper West Side
$30
Learn the basics of weaving on a frame loom, different tapestry weaving techniques and materials while creating an original woven wall hanging....

Inti Raymi Festival

Saturday, June 23, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Celebrate Inti Raymi (“Festival of the Sun”), one of the most important traditional celebrations in the Andean countries of Peru, Ecuador and...

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,...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

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
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, 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....

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