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...

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.

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Wednesday, September 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...

Wednesdays in Teardrop

Wednesday, September 26, 3:30 pm–5:30 pm
Teardrop Park ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Explore unique Teardrop Park while enjoying energetic lawn games and creating dynamic art. Artist educators lead individual and group creative projects using...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, September 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....

The Affordable Art Fair

Thursday, September 27, 12:00 pm–6:00 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion ~ Chelsea
$18 in advance, $20 at the door, $10/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under
Browse diverse works of art at the Affordable Art Fair NYC and drop in to art making activities for all ages including...

Sukkot at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Thursday, September 27, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum ~ Brooklyn
$11, free/ages 12 months & under
Celebrate Sukkot, the Jewish holiday where people all over the world build temporary shelters called Sukkahs and welcome friends and neighbors to...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Thursday, September 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...

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Thursday, September 27, 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

Friday, September 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....

The Affordable Art Fair

Friday, September 28, 12:00 pm–8:00 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion ~ Chelsea
$18 in advance, $20 at the door, $10/students & seniors, free/ages 12 & under
Free admission 6–8 pm
Browse diverse works of art at the Affordable Art Fair NYC and drop in to art making activities for all ages including...

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