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...

Whitney Stroller Tour

Saturday, November 17, 9:30 am–10:30 am
Whitney Museum of American Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
$25/adult, plus museum admission ($22/adult, $18/senior, free/ages 18 & under)
Whitney Teaching Fellows, PhD candidates in art history, lead an engaging tour for parents and caregivers with babies 0–18 months when the...

Art, Artists & You: Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats

Saturday, November 17, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Create a 3D float inspired by some of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade most famous designs.

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, November 17, 10:15 am–11:15 am
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE
Ages 4 to 16 can engage in lively discussions and fun activities while looking closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art....

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Living and Working in the Sky

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscraper Museum ~ Lower Manhattan
$5/child
Families will learn about two of the world's tallest buildings, Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Shanghai Tower in China. These vertical...

Watson Adventures: The Wizard School Scavenger Hunt 2: The Museum of Magical History

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 am–12:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
$42, $31/kids, students & seniors, includes museum admission
Explore the Museum of Natural History on a quest to find strange creatures that seem straight out of the world of Harry...

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 am–3:00 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/ages 17 & under
Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace. Families are invited to make their own artworks inspired by works on view. Each week...

Design Kids At Cooper Hewitt: Design + Inclusion

Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Design an accessible intersection for different users and explore an engaging, interactive museum.

Farmhouse Family Day

Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Drop in every third Saturday of the month to explore New York City’s oldest house with seasonal activities inside and around the gardens....

Fortune Tellers from the History of Magic

Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
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Summon the spirit of Harry Potter: A History of Magic and visit Victorian-era fortune-tellers. Use popular mystic games from the turn of...

Little Guggs: Saturday

Saturday, November 17, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$30 (includes museum admission, materials and snacks)
Children ages 2-4 years old and their parent/guardian hear a short story, explore one or two works of art in the galleries,...

Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

Saturday, November 17, 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Brooklyn Museum ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Meet your favorite Brooklyn authors and illustrators at a free fair featuring author readings, illustrator presentations, a concert abut unusual creatures, and...

Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions

Saturday, November 17, 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...

MoMA Family Films: Suspenseful Stories

Saturday, November 17, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE
MoMA's monthly family film series features kid-friendly animated and live-action films from around the world followed by an engaging discussion with a...

Hoop Dancing Demonstrations

Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm–4:30 pm
National Museum of the American Indian – New York ~ Lower Manhattan
FREE
Join award-winning hoop dancing duo, Joseph Secody (Navajo) and Tomas Hunt (Navajo) as they demonstrate and share their dance skills and the...

MOCACREATE: Code Breakers

Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Museum Of Chinese In America ~ Lower Manhattan
$10, $5/seniors, students & ages 2–18, free/ages 1 & under
See how Chinese language messages were translated into Morse code in the Radical Machines exhibit, then make your own translations with a...

Quilt Show

Saturday, November 17, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Lefferts Historic House ~ Brooklyn
$$3 suggested donation.
See the wonderful work of The Brooklyn Quilters' Guild in a small quilt exhibit featuring the artist’s personal interpretations of Prospect Park....

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Saturday, November 17, 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...

Art, Artists & You: Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats

Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Create a 3D float inspired by some of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade most famous designs.

PLAYDATE! Free Third Sundays at Sugar Hill

Sunday, November 18, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling ~ Harlem/Upper Manhattan
FREE
Enjoy a free fun-filled family day of art exhibitions, art-making workshops, musical tales with Flor Bromley and more.

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