Museum Family Programs


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Bartow-Pell Discovery Camp

Monday, August 20–Friday, August 24, 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum ~ Bronx
$500
Elementary school-aged kids can step back in time through this immersive program filled with indoor and outdoor activities and crafts. Be a...

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...

Metropolitan Museum of Art Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 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....

Guggenheim Stroller Tour

Tuesday, August 21, 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
Guggenheim ~ Upper East Side
$25, includes museum admission
Stroll around the ramps as museum educators lead an engaging one-hour tour for caregivers and their babies. This interactive exploration of current...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Tuesday, August 21, 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, August 21, 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, August 22, 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....

Colonial Games Day

Wednesday, August 22, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Stop by the 18th century Philipse Manor Hall and learn what it was like to be a kid in the 1700's. Try...

Children's Museum of the Arts WEE Arts

Wednesday, August 22, 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, August 22, 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, August 22, 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, August 22, 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, August 23, 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....

Black Panther

Thursday, August 23, 11:00 am–12:30 pm
Museum of the Moving Image ~ Queens
$15, $9/students & seniors, $7/ages 3-12, free/2 and under
Black Panther is a true hero's journey that provides diverse role models and will leave you saying "Wakanda forever!" Recommended for ages...

Storytime at the Museum

Thursday, August 23, 12:00 pm–2:00 pm
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site ~ Westchester
FREE
Preschoolers ages 3½ to 5 (accompanied by a caregiver) can hear stories, sing songs and enjoy hands-on museum activities in the county's...

Drawing in the Sculpture Garden

Thursday, August 23, 1:00 pm–3:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
FREE
Drop in to an all ages drawing sessions in the MoMA Sculpture Garden. Explore movement, form, space, and surface as you draw...

Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Thursday, August 23, 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, August 23, 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...

MoMA Summer Thursdays

Thursday, August 23, 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) ~ Midtown West
$25, $18/seniors, $14/students, free/ages 16 & under
Hear multicultural musical acts from around the world in the lovely MoMA Sculpture Garden (which hosts a real snowman this summer) weekly....

Live at the Archway

Thursday, August 23, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge ~ Brooklyn
FREE
The Archway under the Manhattan Bridge in DUMBO comes alive with music, dance and art from diverse local artist. Groove to a...

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