Museum Family Programs


museum guide | family friendly exhibits | public art & pop-ups

* Get artsy at family museum tours and workshops at modern palaces Guggenheim and Met Breuer and other kid-friendly museums. See our museum guide for tips on nearby places to eat.

* Create blooming blossoms at the Met and check out the recently-opened Roof Garden and blockbuster Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.

* Check out cool public art & pop-ups including the David Bowie subway takeover (closing soon) and a surreal maze.


Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, May 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....

GlassBarge

Friday, May 25, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Learn the story of glassmaking through live 30-minute demonstrations on a Corning Museum of Glass canal barge on its first stop on...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, May 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,...

Museum of Modern Art Free Hours

Friday, May 25, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE

Memorial Day at Children's Museum of Manhattan

Saturday, May 26, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Kids can learn about famous activists and create a zine chronicling the changes that they’d like to see in the world as...

What's "Anthropomorphic"? Body Buildings!

Saturday, May 26, 10:30 am–11:45 am
The Skyscaper Museum ~ Lower Manhattan
$5/child
Learn how buildings have skeletons just like people do. Trace your body on poster paper and use your own “skeleton frame” as...

Whitney Open Studio

Saturday, May 26, 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...

Whitney Family Tours

Saturday, May 26, 10:45 am–11:15 am
Whitney Museum of American Art ~ Chelsea
$22, $18/students & seniors, free/kids under 18
Explore and learn about art together through lively discussion and fun gallery activities in interactive family tours of kid-friendly works on view...

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo: Cuba & Puerto Rico Weekend

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop rhyming sessions with Grandmaster Caz, dance parties, breakdancing lessons, old...

GlassBarge

Saturday, May 26, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Learn the story of glassmaking through live 30-minute demonstrations on a Corning Museum of Glass canal barge on its first stop on...

Kiki's Delivery Service Screening

Saturday, May 26, 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 an animated coming of age story from Studio Ghibli about thirteen-year-old (good) witch Kiki. A beautiful film for kids and adults...

Memorial Day at Children's Museum of Manhattan

Sunday, May 27, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Kids can learn about famous activists and create a zine chronicling the changes that they’d like to see in the world as...

Whitney Open Studio

Sunday, May 27, 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...

Boogie Down at the Bronx Zoo: Cuba & Puerto Rico Weekend

Sunday, May 27, 11:00 am–4:00 pm
The Bronx Zoo ~ Bronx
$23.95/adults, $19.95/ages 3-12, $21.95/seniors, free/ages 1 & under
The Bronx Zoo celebrates its vibrant neighborhood with street art workshops, hip-hop rhyming sessions with Grandmaster Caz, dance parties, breakdancing lessons, old...

GlassBarge

Sunday, May 27, 11:00 am–6:00 pm
Brookyln Bridge Park ~ Brooklyn
FREE
Learn the story of glassmaking through live 30-minute demonstrations on a Corning Museum of Glass canal barge on its first stop on...

Kiki's Delivery Service Screening

Sunday, May 27, 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 an animated coming of age story from Studio Ghibli about thirteen-year-old (good) witch Kiki. A beautiful film for kids and adults...

Living History: Memorial Day Weekend

Sunday, May 27, 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 the opening of exhibition Rockwell, Roosevelt & the Four Freedoms and Memorial Day by meeting Second World War soldiers. Living Historians...

New-York Historical Society Storytime: Memorial Day Surprise

Sunday, May 27, 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
Read Memorial Day Surprise by Theresa Martin Golding and discuss what it means to honor those who have served our country. Make...

Guggenheim Open Studios For Families

Sunday, May 27, 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: Transcendent Tales

Sunday, May 27, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea
FREE
Celebrate the story of your past, present, and future by building your own crankie, a portable storytelling panorama in honor of Saga...

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