Nature, Animals & Science



Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Thursday, December 13, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
$5
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Gateway Storytime

Friday, December 14, 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,...

Family Fridays at MoMath: Reach Out and Touch Space! with Bjoern Muetzel

Friday, December 14, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm
National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath) ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
FREE
Using tiles, geometric LEGOs, and 3D prints, explore the fascinating world of tessellations in the plane, on the sphere, and even in the mysterious hyperbolic...

Breakfast With The Baboons: Holiday Treats

Saturday, December 15, 9:00 am–10:30 am
Prospect Park Zoo ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Enjoy exclusive early access to the zoo with a wild troop of baboons. Eat a tasty breakfast, meet an animal up close...

Discovery Walks for Families: Towering Trees - The North Woods

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am–11:30 am
Central Park, Dana Discovery Center at the Harlem Meer ~ Upper East Side
FREE
Take a hike through the North Woods and learn how to tell a maple from an oak. Discover how trees—from seeds and...

Evergreen Express at New York Botanical Train Show

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Take a break from the crowds at the dazzling New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the charming Everett Children’s Adventure Garden with indoor...

Holiday Bricktacular

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ Westchester
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
$14 annual pass at this link
Celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester with seasonal build activities and holiday theming plus special giveaways & activities with local...

Wave Hill Family Art Project

Saturday, December 15, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.

Just Kidding: I Spy Butterfly

Saturday, December 15, 11:00 am–12:00 pm
Symphony Space ~ Upper West Side
$17
In puppetry-filled story of a girl and her insect friend, a nature-loving explorer becomes a bug’s best friend. Live music, colorful critters,...

That Physics Show

Saturday, December 15, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm
The Playroom Theater ~ Midtown West
$32 at this link
Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to an off-Broadway show for all ages. Based...

Pluto Is Missing! A Not-So-Planetary Musical

Saturday, December 15, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The People’s Improv Theatre ~ Gramercy & Flatiron
$20
In a family-friendly space comedy that blends music, puppets and fantasy with real science and space exploration history the year is 2006,...

That Inventions Show

Saturday, December 15, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
The Playroom Theater ~ Midtown West
$60.50
The Museum of Interesting Things' Curator and founder Denny Daniel brings his traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions.

Evergreen Express at New York Botanical Train Show

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am–5:30 pm
New York Botanical Garden ~ Bronx
$28, $25/students & seniors, $12/ages 2-12, free/under 2
Take a break from the crowds at the dazzling New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show in the charming Everett Children’s Adventure Garden with indoor...

Holiday Bricktacular

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am–7:00 pm
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester ~ Westchester
$26.95 online, $29.95 at door
$14 annual pass at this link
Celebrate the holidays at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Westchester with seasonal build activities and holiday theming plus special giveaways & activities with local...

Wave Hill Family Art Project

Sunday, December 16, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Wave Hill ~ Bronx
FREE
The historic Wave Hill House nestled among scenic forests and gardens hosts storytime and crafts inspired by the surroundings.

That Chemistry Show

Sunday, December 16, 12:00 pm–1:15 pm
The Physics Theater ~ Midtown West
$32 at this link
A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Monday, December 17, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
$5
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Solstice Reflections

Monday, December 17, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Flatiron Plaza ~ Flatiron
FREE
In celebration of the season of light, MoMath invites all to experience the joyful reflection of a life-sized kaleidoscope in Flatiron Public...

Children’s Story Time @ Fauna

Thursday, December 20, 11:00 am–11:30 am
Fauna ~
$5
Read animal or ecology based story books, then meet animals related to the story. Children are encouraged to pet or hold the...

Gateway Storytime

Friday, December 21, 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,...

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