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Sunday, December 8

Making Marvels: Science and Splendor at the Courts of Europe

December 8, 2019 @ 10:00 pm - March 1, 2020 @ 5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Explore the complex ways in which the wondrous items collected by early modern European princes, and the contexts in which they were displayed. Features approximately 170 objects—including clocks, automata, furniture, musical instruments, jewelry, paintings, sculptures, print media, and more—from The Met collection and over fifty lenders worldwide are featured including cool inventions plus lots of gold and gems.  

Free with museum admission
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Wednesday, January 1

Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?

January 1 @ 5:00 am - April 29 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES

This group exhibition offers a multiplicity of perspectives on the idea of home; shelter, protection, sacred ground, identity, sense of place, community and belonging.  

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National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey

January 1 @ 5:00 am - April 30 @ 6:00 pm
National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey
226 West 44th Street Midtown

Come face-to-face with (virtual) humpback whales and great white sharks, Humboldt squid and sea lions in an immersive experience that harnesses ground-breaking technology. Go on an underwater journey across the Pacific Ocean to interact with and encounter the ocean’s wonders and creatures. Save 30% at this link

$30, $24/ages 12 & under at this link
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New York at Its Core

January 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street+ Google Map

Follow the story of NYC’s rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in a changing world through more than 400 objects as well as interactive digital experiences. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers. Save 60%+ on admission…

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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 4:30 pm

Explore Native scientific discoveries and inventions so ingenious many continue to affect the modern world in a family-friendly, interactive space. Solve puzzles, perform experiments, and play state-of-the-art computer simulations.

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Haegue Yang: Handles

January 1 @ 10:00 am - April 12 @ 5:30 pm

Six These sculptures by Korean artist Haegue Yang make the atrium sparkle with dazzling geometries, Listen for faint birdsong, recorded at a tense political moment in the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea during the historic summit in 201. Everyday at 4 pm performers activate the sculpture,  generating a subtle shamanistic rattling sound and new glimmers of light. Look down on the installation from the third floor for a different perspective.

Free with museum admission
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In Pursuit of Fashion

January 1 @ 10:00 am - May 17 @ 5:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street+ Google Map

See butterfly and lobster hats, fried egg and soup can dresses and other creative clothes and accessories from  the collection of Sandy Schreier, a pioneering collector. Features twentieth-century French and American couture and ready-to-wear, plus fashion illustrations dating from a 1908 pochoir album, Les Robes de Paul Poiret.

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MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

January 1 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

No ticket is needed to visit MoMA's first floor including a lovely Sculpture Garden with a range of interesting statues (and a Paris Metro station). Wander across marble stairs and bridges, throw a penny in the fountain, and bring a picnic or get ice cream and snacks from a stand in the back during warmer months. By the film entrance, chill in comfy chais among black and white marble and rainbow Sol Lewitt murals. Take advantage of bathrooms with high-tech…

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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

January 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2021 @ 6:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  nd explore lots of other interactive exhibits on a entire floor devoted to kids. Pick up a printed scavenger hunt or just explore the many installations covering centuries of New York history. Lots to learn for older kids and lots to touch including a train table for tots. Find tales of New York City past and present in a cozy Children’s History Library with a great selection of history-themed books, maps and…

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Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

January 1 @ 10:30 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm

Kids and adults can draw, work with wire, design emoji, engage in light-box play, and more in a small hands-in space. All ages welcome to drop in. Make art, play with gorgeous toys, read arty books and more with a view of the sculpture garden. Saturday–Thursday 10:30 am–5:00 pm, Friday 10:30 am–6:30 pm

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Rachel Feinstein: Maiden, Mother, Crone

January 1 @ 11:00 am - March 22 @ 5:45 pm
The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street+ Google Map

Enter a bizarro fairytale by New York-based artist Rachel Feinstein. See sculpture, painting, and video, panoramic wallpaper referencing religion and fairy tales, high European craft and low American kitsch, her needs as an artist and the needs of her family. Kid favorites include a clock-face assemblage and rainbow cinderella.

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Wednesday, January 22

The Fullness of Color: 1960s Painting

January 22 @ 10:00 am - August 2 @ 5:30 pm
Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street+ Google Map

In the 1960s a group of avant-garde painters began to push abstraction in new directions, leading to the emergence of several Paintings with bold colors and geometric forms chart the varied and complex courses nonrepresentational art followed in the 1960s and into the 1970s. TAke inspiration for at-home painting from divergent styles of avant-garde artists - Helen Frankenthaler applied thinned acrylic washes to the unprimed cotton canvas; Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, and Jules Olitski methodically poured, soaked, or sprayed paint…

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Thursday, January 23

Inside Art

January 23 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

Assemble, create, peek into, crawl under, and walk through one of a kind sculptures and installations. Interactive artworks by eleven contemporary artists include a cylindrical sculpture that encourages pint-sized visitors to crawl under and peek through a panorama of three-dimensional leaves, a hanging imaginary beehive, a massive tabletop mystery puzzle, groundhog burrows built to human scale, illustrative portraits of extraordinary U.S. women of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and giant clusters of colorful cylinders that encourage peeks into mirrored…

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Tuesday, January 28

Taking a Thread for a Walk

January 28 @ 10:30 am - April 19 @ 5:30 pm

Explore woven art including ancient textile traditions, early-20th-century design reform movements, and industrial materials and production methods. See adventurous combinations of natural and synthetic fibers, spatially dynamic pieces machinery, video of artists at work and complex machinery.

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Thursday, February 6

Love Crickets, Save the Planet

February 6 @ 12:00 pm - June 1 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until April 30, 2020

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday and Friday, repeating until May 1, 2020

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until May 3, 2020

Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES+ Google Map

See a live cricket farm installation in conjunction with exhibit Home Sweet Home: Is a Home a Sanctuary?.  Explore the question “what is a home?” by considering how we might invite bugs into our homes as friends instead of foes. Includes functioning cricket farms, original animations that explore cooking with crickets, kinesthetic cricket dancing with larger-than-life cricket projections, and participatory cricket concerts. View crickets up close, examine various cricket habitats and feeding systems, learn about the benefits of utilizing crickets…

Free with museum admission
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Friday, February 14

Superpowered Metropolis: Early Learning City

February 14 @ 10:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side+ Google Map

Step into a playful, comic book version of New York City with a lively team of pigeons, Zip, Zap, and Zoom.  Climb to the top of a magical two-story Treehouse Headquarters equipped with a map, telescope, periscope, and slide to plan your adventures.  Navigate colorful tunnels, tracks, and waterways at a multi-level Supercharged NYC Train Table. Create original city sounds with one-of-a-kind instruments in the Musical Subway Car. Chase the floating scarves at the Whimsical Wind Blowing Fountain. The 1,500…

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Mush! A Tribute to Sled Dogs from Arctic Exploration to the Iditarod

February 14 @ 10:00 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Learn about arctic sled dogs and their service to their companions. See dog paintings, drawings and videos, camp stove equipment and a wooden sled used by the polar explorer Admiral Richard E. Byrd, and photographs of humans and canines in Jeff Schultz's “Faces of Iditarod” series features both canine and human subjects. Closed Mondays.

$15/adults, $10/ages 13-24, $5/ages 12 & under
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Saturday, February 15

City/Game: Basketball in New York

February 15 @ 10:00 am - September 1 @ 6:00 pm
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street+ Google Map

Explore the excitement and evolution of urban basketball – in schoolyards, street corners, gymnasiums, and packed arenas – and the energy of the diverse New Yorkers who play it and love it. Relive historic highs and lows, and revisit legendary players like Knicks legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier, Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, WNBA trailblazer Nancy Lieberman, as well as current stars such as Queens-born Liberty star Tina Charles and the city’s latest headline player, Kevin Durant. From Rucker Park to…

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Survival: The Exhibition

February 15 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens+ Google Map

Become the ultimate survival expert. Learn how to build shelter in the forest, find water in the desert, stay warm in the extreme cold. Plus learn water safety and emergency preparations. Survival culminates in the Adventure Zone Ropes Course and Zip Line (for kids at least 4 feet tall weighing between 35 – 275 lbs) that teaches balance, focus, coordination and concentration while building resilience and determination.

$20/adult, $15/ages 2-17
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Monday, February 17

Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution

February 17 @ 10:00 am - August 26 @ 8:00 pm
New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street+ Google Map

Explore the rock & roll world of Bill Graham (1931–1991), one of the most influential concert promoters of all time who worked with the biggest names in rock music—including the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones—and launched the careers of countless music luminaries at his famed Fillmore Auditorium in San Francisco and the Fillmore East in New York City. Showcasing more than 300 objects—including rock memorabilia, photographs, and concert posters—the New-York Historical presentation highlights…

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In the Company of Harold Prince: Broadway Producer, Director, Collaborator

February 17 @ 10:30 am - August 5 @ 6:00 pm
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
40 Lincoln Center Plaza Upper West Side

See original costumes, set models, and archival video from shows created Harold “Hal” Prince including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Phantom of the Opera. Borrowing from the aesthetic of immersive theatre, visitors to can pick up, examine, and interact with reproductions of documents and objects. Facsimiles of the paperwork for Pajama Game and Damn Yankees will be scattered over a recreation of Prince’s desk. Digital replicas of stage manager Ruth Mitchell’s scripts will be linked to thousands of never-before-seen photographs…

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Saturday, February 22

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:45 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating until August 9, 2020

American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West+ Google Map

Learn about entire tyrannosaur superfamily and the amazing story of the iconic dinosaur through stunning life-sized models, fossils and casts, and engaging interactives. Visitors ages 12 and up can enjoy an immersive multiplayer virtual reality experience developed exclusively for this exhibition.

$28/adult, $16.50/ages 2-12, $22.50/senior & student
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National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Dynamic exhibits and programs stimulate inquiry, spark curiosity and reveal the wonders of mathematics. Learn about the math in patterns and structures all around us - and try to ride a bike with square wheels.

$18, $15/students, seniors, ages 2-12, free/kids under 2
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The Orchid Show: Jeff Leatham’s Kaleidoscope

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Marvel at model trains zipping around stunning New York landmark replicas made of plant parts such as nuts, bark, and leaves, and enjoy hands-on holiday fun for the entire family (most of it in the climate-controlled indoors).

Free with admission
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The Met Cloisters

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 5:15 pm
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The Cloisters
99 Margaret Corbin Drive Harlem/Upper Manhattan

We love exploring this castle-like museum overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tyron Park. A branch of the Met dedicated to the art, architecture, and gardens of medieval Europe has secret passages, peaceful gardens, golden treasure, fabulous family programs on select weekends and lots of depictions of animals including intricate unicorn tapestries (warning, the unicorn gets killed).

Pay-what-you-wish for NYC residents, suggested $25/adults, free/kids under 12
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