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Wednesday, March 3

History @ Home

Online
10:00 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Learn about history in real-time with New-York Historical Society educators on Zoom. Lessons are content-based and inquiry-driven, featuring images and historical documents from the museum's collections using shared PowerPoint presentations. Grade levels vary by day with grades K-12. Themes include The People of New York, Exploring Black History and History of American Protest. Great lesson…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Whitney Open Studio From Home

Online
4:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 28, 2021

Kids, teens, and families are invited to join Whitney Educators for free weekly online art classes. Experiment, create, and learn together with at-home art materials.  Each week features a new theme and project connected to a work of art in the Whitney's collection or current exhibitions. Book an in-person museum visit for more…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 14+
FREE
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Thursday, March 4

Transit Tots

Online
10:15 am–11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 30, 2021

Join New York Transit Museum educators for transit-themed songs, stories and activities for the youngest transportation fans. Videos of past sessions available.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 5
FREE
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Metropolitan Museum Of Art Storytime

Online
12:00 pm–12:10 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 25, 2021

One event on November 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Enjoy Met's popular storytime from home. Join museum educators every Thursday to look, listen, sing, and have fun with picture books. Recommended for families with children ages 18 months to 6 years. Virtually explore the galleries after at the MetKids website (or reserve a timed ticket to visit in person).

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 6
FREE
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Brooklyn Children’s Museum

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 25, 2021

One event on February 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 29, 2021

This beloved children's museum re-opens with two options. In 90-minute Play Sessions, explore BCM’s signature exhibits including World Brooklyn, Neighborhood Nature, Totally Tots, Collections Central and The (outdoor) Nest. Space is limited to ensure that families can distance. Explore world cultures, visual arts, nature, animals and more in well-designed, interactive exhibits. In ColorLab Sessions (10:30…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$13/ages 1+
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Brooklyn Museum Gallery/Studio Program

Online
3:30 pm–4:30 pm
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One event on March 4, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on March 6, 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on March 7, 2021 at 10:00 am

Inspired by Brooklyn Museum's exhibitions and collections, create multi-layered, complex works of art, while discovering artists, working with different mediums and trying out new techniques, and more. Each class includes a virtual visit to the galleries and art-making at home with live guidance from instructors. Spring courses include Drawing, sculpture and animation inspired by current…

Suggested Ages: 8 to 13
$115-$200 for ten sessions
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Friday, March 5

Architectural Scavenger Hunt – South Street Seaport

Online
11:00 am–11:45 am
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One event on March 5, 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn more about a fascinating part of New York City and hone your building detective skills on this virtual tour of the South Street Seaport area. Use Google Earth to explore this historic area and find key architectural details that provide clues to the city’s maritime past. Learn more about architecture and design from the…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 12
FREE
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Holiday Express: Toys and Trains from the Jerni Collection

New-York Historical Society
11:00 am–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Friday, repeating until April 21, 2021

An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until April 21, 2021

See historic toy trains, figurines, and miniature models from the renowned Jerni Collection. Look for fun details in a variety of toy train stations dating from the turn of the 19th century to the WWII era. Giant screens display animations and fun facts about the toys. Pick up a train-themed I Spy scavenger hunt and…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$22/adults, $13/students, $6/ages 5-13
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Little New-Yorkers @ Home

Online
3:30 pm–4:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday and Friday, repeating until March 26, 2021

Join New-York Historical Society Storytime via Zoom every Tuesday and Friday for story time and crafts. Each class includes a special Little New-Yorkers hello song, silly stretches and exercises, a story book reading, and a craft to do at home. Designed for ages ages 3-6.

Suggested Ages: 2 to 7
FREE
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Saturday, March 6

Families and Folk Art: Alter Egos

American Folk Art Museum
10:00 am–10:45 am

Explore a variety of photographs that reveal the alter egos of their makers from American Folk Art Museum exhibition Photo Brut, then create photographic responses.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 13
FREE
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Music at MAD

Museum of Arts and Design (MAD)
2:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

Enjoy live music activating the galleries of the Museum of Arts & Design on Saturday afternoons. Casual and kid-friendly (and socially distanced). Visit anytime Thursday - Sunday  11 am–7 pm to explore the gorgeous stained glass in Brian Clarke: The Art of Light (fun family guide available), creative accessories in 45 Stories in Jewelry: 1947…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$18/adults, Free/ages 18 & under
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Guggenheim’s Sketch with Jeff

Online
3:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 27, 2021

Guggenheim teaching artist Jeff Hopkins shares stories about the museum’s iconic Frank Lloyd Wright building while sketching stories followed by a prompt to create drawings of your own at home. Children are encouraged to share their sketches on Instagram and Twitter @Guggenheim using the hashtag #sketchwithJeff.

Suggested Ages: 3 to 12
FREE
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Sunday, March 7

Noguchi Museum Art for Kids & Families Online

Online
10:30 am–11:15 am
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One event on February 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on February 13, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on February 16, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on February 23, 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on March 7, 2021 at 10:30 am

Engage in conversations about art with Noguchi Museum educators, and then create artwork using materials found in the home. An opportunity to get together with families and friends from different households anywhere in the world for virtual play dates. Adults are encouraged to make art and join in the conversations, but their participation is optional.

Suggested Ages: 5 to 11
FREE
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Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music

Online
2:00 pm–4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until April 4, 2021

South Street Seaport Museum’s monthly Sea Chanteys and Maritime Music continues – virtually. Join a round-robin of shared sea songs, featuring members of The New York Packet and friends. Listen in, lead or request a song, and belt out the choruses for your neighbors to hear. Hosted by singers from the New York Packet.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
FREE
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Monday, March 8

The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: “Let Liberty Rise”

Online
4:00 pm–4:30 pm

Join author Chana Stiefel, for a reading of her recently released book, Let Liberty Rise: How Schoolchildren Helped Save the Statue of LibertyDiscover Lady Liberty’s history and how schoolchildren helped to raise the funds to assemble the statue! Virtual, Zoom. All ages welcome.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Tuesday, March 9

MoMA Make Art Together

Online
10:00 am–10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until March 30, 2021

One event on March 11, 2021 at 10:00 am

Discover artwork from MoMA's collection, then experiment with art making. Watch the 20-minute premiere on MoMA’s Facebook page at 10 am or any time after that suits you. For kids ages four to six; adult participation is recommended.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 6
FREE
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Architecture at Home: Skyscrapers

Online
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
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One event on March 12, 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with our free, live, and online Architecture at Home workshops led by Center for Architecture educators. Each 45-minute session explores an architectural topic through virtual tours, interactive lessons, and discussions, and gets kids started on a design project they can complete on…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 14+
FREE
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Virtual Planetarium Show for Kids

Online
7:00 pm–8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 25, 2021

Hudson River Museum's shares virtual planetarium shows just for kids via Facebook Live with weekly themes like constellations and the moon. Q & A after the show.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 10
FREE
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Thursday, March 11

MoMA Art Talks

Online
4:30 pm–5:30 pm
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One event on April 6, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on April 30, 2021 at 3:30 pm

One event on June 15, 2021 at 3:30 pm

Take virtual trip to meet artists around the world, Learn about their process and technique then interact during a Q&A session.

Suggested Ages: 4 to 6
FREE
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Saturday, March 13

From the 1 to the Q: Exploring NYC’s Subway System

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Eplore forms of transportation and New York City’s subway system with the Skyscraper Museum. After a read-aloud of Christoph Niemann’s picture book Subway in English and Spanish, create subway signs and posters inspired by NYC’s transit art.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Sunday, March 14

Guggenheim Sunday Family Tour

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until April 12, 2021

Family-oriented virtual tours explore works from the Guggenheim's collection with conversation and creative hands-on activities utilizing materials you can find at home. Includes art looking and hands-on art exploration. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions (plus some discussion of the museum's amazing…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
$15/family
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MoMath Pi Day 2021

Online
11:00 am–3:00 pm

Join MoMath for online pi-themed workshops throughout the day. Test your intuition with a mathematical problem about a rope tied around the Earth and an engaging, hands-on activity, learn about Phi, also known as the Golden Ratio, join a crowd-sourced experiment to see how the law of large numbers lets us confidently approach pi by…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
$15
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Tuesday, March 16

Brooklyn Museum Virtual Family Adventures

Online
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until May 6, 2021

Explore works of art in Brooklyn Museum collection through interactive games and activities, designed for kids ages 4–8 and their caregivers. Each session features a different activity inspired by kids' homes and the things in them that make us feel cared for and secure—whether creating our own mini habitats or going on home scavenger hunts.…

Suggested Ages: 4 to 8
FREE
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Architecture at Home: NYC Time Travelers

Online
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
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One event on March 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own home with our free, live, and online Architecture at Home workshops led by Center for Architecture educators. Each 45-minute session explores an architectural topic through virtual tours, interactive lessons, and discussions, and gets kids started on a design project they can complete on…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
FREE
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Saturday, March 20

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)

Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
10:00 am–5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until April 30, 2021

Explore curated family experiences in one-hour-and-forty-five-minute session with limited capacity to allow increased space to safely explore, climb, move, and play. * Book a Playful Explorers to learn and imagine in Playworks and Adventures with Dora and Diego exhibits. Enjoy educator-led experiences such as storytime, singing and music. * Or book Superpowered Creators to explore…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10
$15, free/babies under 1
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Tuesday, March 23

Architecture at Home: Green Roofs

Online
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
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One event on March 26, 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn how green roofs, a great way to make buildings more eco-friendly and bring nature back into our cities and towns, are made and what benefits they provide, look at some amazing examples, and then design a rooftop oasis using park design symbols. Learn more about architecture and design from the comfort of your own…

Suggested Ages: 5 to 13
FREE
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Friday, March 26

Be Like Rosie Revere, Become Your Own Engineer

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm

Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer proves that sometimes the greatest engineers make mistakes. After a reading of Beaty’s book, through a series of trial-and-error, kids will create their own inventions. Presented by the Skyscraper Museum.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, April 3

April Fool’s: Architecture that Never Was

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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One event on April 24, 2021 at 11:00 am

Celebrate April Fool’s Day with The Skyscraper Museum. Did you know that architect Daniel Libeskind designed New York Tower at One Madison Avenue in 2007, but it was never built? Drawing from Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell’s Never Built New York, design unique buildings.

Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, April 24

Green Skyscrapers Family Program

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Celebrate Earth week with The Skyscraper Museum by crafting  paper mache globes and discovering global, "green" skyscrapers! Learn about global, environmentally friendly skyscrapers.
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, May 8

From Simple Shapes to Skyscrapers

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Simple shapes and basic numbers are at the core of all tall towers. Join The Skyscraper Museum for a deep dive into the floor plans and facades of supertall skyscrapers as we find their hidden shapes and count their floors.
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, May 22

Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Where in the World

Online
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Where in the world are supertall skyscrapers located? Through an educator-led tour of The Skyscraper Museum's  SUPERTALL! 2020 exhibition, kids will compare cities from New York to Kuala Lumpur. After looking at models and floor-to-ceiling posters of the tallest skyscrapers around the world, kids can design their own…
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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Saturday, June 5

Eye Spy from the Start of the Empire State Trail

The Skyscraper Museum
11:00 am–12:00 pm
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One event on June 19, 2021 at 11:00 am

Eye spy something tall and clad in glass Join Skyscraper Museum educators at the start of the Empire State Trail to discuss the new bicycle/walking path and learn about shapes and materials in Battery Park City.
Suggested Ages: All
FREE
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