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...

Origami Holiday Tree

Wednesday, November 21–Sunday, January 13, 10:00 am–5:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Volunteers begin folding in July to complete the 500 creations in the dazzling annual Origami Holiday. This year's theme is "Oceans of...

The CMOM Christmas Tree

Saturday, December 1–Friday, December 28, 10:00 am–5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM) ~ Upper West Side
$11, $7/seniors, free/ages 11 months old & younger
Help CMOM create a Christmas tree masterpiece then decorate it with DIY ornaments. Turn “only in NY” memories and stories into ornaments...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Thursday, December 13, 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....

Simone Forti’s Dance Constructions

Thursday, December 13, 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...

Rubin Museum Free Hours

Thursday, December 13, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
Rubin Museum of Art ~ Chelsea/Meatpacking
FREE

Start with Art at the Met/Art Trek

Thursday, December 13, 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...

Free Music Fridays

Thursday, December 13, 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
American Folk Art Museum ~ Upper West Side
FREE
Enjoy live music every from local artists in a range of musical styles in a small, intimate setting (plus a donation-based cash...

MADmakes with Lily Moebes

Thursday, December 13, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) ~ Midtown West
FREE
MAD Artist Studios resident Lily Moebes invites visitors to create a multimedia mask based on an internal persona that is not always...

Stroller Tour Through History

Friday, December 14, 9:00 am–10:00 am
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$25/family
Grownups and their children (up to 3 years old) explore America's past, present, and future in a lively and interactive tour before...

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,...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Friday, December 14, 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....

Steve Paxton Performances

Friday, December 14, 12:00 pm–4:00 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, Stephen Petronio Company reconstructs Steve Paxton's pioneering modern dance piece...

New-York Historical Society Storytime

Friday, December 14, 3:30 pm–4:15 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
$20, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under
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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 Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Friday, December 14, 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE

Battle! Hip-Hop in Armor

Friday, December 14, 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art ~ Upper East Side
FREE
The world of hip-hop dance culture collides with the bygone age of chivalry when modern-day b-boys and freestyle dancers meet knights in...

New-York Historical Society Pay-As-You-Wish Hours

Friday, December 14, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
New-York Historical Society ~ Upper West Side
FREE

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...

Whitney Stroller Tour

Saturday, December 15, 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...

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Saturday, December 15, 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....

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