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Saturday, April 1

Connected Worlds

April 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens

Explore a fantastical animated world where your actions – gestures, movements, and decisions – impact how well the world is kept in balance. Six magical, computer generated habitats: jungle, desert, wetlands, river valley, reservoir, and grasslands -have their own trees, plants, and animals, but they share a common supply of water. The habitats are fed by a central waterfall that is projected 38-ft high in the exhibitions and flows out across an interactive floor that spans 2,300 square feet. As…

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Chow: Making the Chinese American Restaurant

July 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
The Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
62 Bayard Street Brooklyn

This exhibit celebrates the birth and evolution of Chinese American restaurants, tracing their nearly 170-year history and sparking conversation about food culture, immigration, and what it means to be American. See a timeline of Chinese menus from 1910 to the present, enjoy tastings created by the country’s most talented Chinese American chefs, and try a treat from a continuously operating 1,500-pound fortune cookie machine.

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Let’s Dance!

July 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

Bounce, glide or leap in an exciting exhibition/dance space designed to introduce children and families to the delights of dance as an art form, as an expression of diverse cultures and traditions, and as a healthy physical activity. Interact with an immersive video projection dome dance portal to learn with professional, community, and student dance companies from New York and abroad. Create multi-color shadow dances on the “stage” while exploring lighting design with a child-friendly lighting box. Choreograph a series…

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Jim Henson’s World

January 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum of Moving Image
36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street

Explore Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture and learn how Henson and his team of builders, performers, and writers brought to life the enduringly popular worlds of The Muppet Show, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, and Labyrinth. Among the nearly 300 objects on view are 47 puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf, The Swedish Chef, Statler, Big Bird, Elmo, Cantus Fraggle, and other popular favorites—character sketches, storyboards, scripts,…

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MoMA Art Lab: Nature

January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - December 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
4 West 53rd Street Midtown

Visitors of all ages can discover how artists and designers are inspired by the natural world in a new multisensory installation. Beautiful discovery boxes contain creative activities related to seashells, grass, butterflies, etc. inspired by works in the galleries. Also lots of gorgeous books, building toys and multimedia projects that appeal to all ages (including this mom – I made a cool flower-inspired chair prototype). Great play spot for bad weather days (or good weather – it’s right next to…

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Monday, March 12

Unseen Oceans

March 12, 2018 @ 10:00 am - August 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side

Explore the alien world lies hidden beneath the sunlit surface of the ocean in a fascinating, interactive exhibition. Encounter giant sea creatures on a life-size screen, go on on a vertical journey through marine environments at different depths, sit inside a scale model Triton submersible, and learn about new technologies and research.

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Saturday, June 2

Art, Artists & You

June 2, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Manhattan (CMOM)
212 West 83rd Street between Broadway & Amsterdam Upper West Side

In a dynamic, hands-on environment, watch, follow, collaborate with, and take inspiration from working contemporary artists in studio workspaces. Explore the work of a diverse set of artists who work with materials and techniques such as assemblage/collage, fiber arts, technology/new media and paper.

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Tuesday, July 3

Ocean Wonders: Sharks!

July 3, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue & West 8th Street Brooklyn

See over 115 marine species, including 18 different kinds of sharks and rays, in a new immersive exhibition with hands-on educational features. (The sharks are safely behind glass!)

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Wednesday, August 1

World Brooklyn

August 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue Brooklyn

Play in kid-sized shops based on the real ones you find in neighborhoods across Brooklyn. Be a shopkeeper, baker, grocer, shopper, designer, performer, and builder in diverse communities. We really liked serving Italian pizza and assembling African style chairs.

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Intrepid A to Z

September 1, 2018 @ 6:00 am - December 31, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Pier 86, West 46th Street & Twelfth Avenue Midtown

Explore an alphabetized collection of objects selected by former crew members, veterans and curators to represent life on board the Intrepid aircraft carrier from 1943 until 1974. Most of them have never been on display to the public. Follow the alphabet for a glimpse into the experiences of daily life on this floating airfield.

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Thursday, October 25

Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance

October 25, 2018 @ 6:00 am - June 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Explore the timeless question, how much is a piece of art worth, with sixty-two masterpieces of sixteenth-century northern European art and pricing data from sixteenth-century documents, including how many cows a work would cost. What did a tapestry cost in the sixteenth century? Goldsmith work? Stained glass? How did variables like raw materials, work hours, levels of expertise and artistry, geography, and rarity, affect this? Who assigned these values? Fun for kids interested in money and history.

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Tuesday, November 6

Justin Favela: Recuérdame

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - September 7, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling
898 St. Nicholas Ave at 155th street Harlem/Upper Manhattan

A new mural by Las Vegas-based artist Justin Favela, commissioned by Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling, celebrates Mexican history and culture through the lens of landscape. Explore the Mexican landscape in phantasmagoric piñata-cut tissue paper. From the imagery found in Jose Maria Velasco’s expansive 19th-century canvases, to Walt Disney’s 1944 live-action animation film The Three Caballeros and 2017 Pixar animated film Coco, Favela covers over 1,000 square feet of the Museum in a full array of chromatic…

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Tuesday, January 1

American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

January 1 @ 5:00 am - November 30 @ 12:45 pm
American Museum of Natural History
West 81st Street & Central Park West Upper West Side

Explore artifacts and specimens, hang-out inside a giant tree, put together puzzles, build a dinosaur fossil and conduct scientific experiments in an enclosed hands-on space. Free timed tickets are available at the Discovery Room entrance (first floor by West 77th Street). And the rest of the Natural History Museum is pretty great for all-ages hands-on fun and lots of room to roam.

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Tuesday, February 5

Celebrating the Year of the Pig

February 5 @ 4:30 am - July 28 @ 1:30 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

See depictions of pigs created by Chinese artists within the last 2,000 years including a sixth-century pottery figure of a stout pig in recumbent position and two sets of Chinese zodiac animals, which illustrate both the universal appeal of pigs as a symbol of wealth and the integral role that they played in human life.

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Thursday, February 7

American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

February 7 @ 5:00 am - December 31 @ 12:00 pm

Dog-lovers can exlore canine-related artwork with cutting-edge technology and interpretation, plus items from the library, archives and collection of the American Kennel Club headquarters.  

$15, $5/ages 11 & under
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Friday, March 1

The Power of Intention: Reinventing the (Prayer) Wheel

March 1 @ 6:00 am - October 14 @ 1:00 pm

Interact with digital art and see select examples of traditional and contemporary art illuminating the relationship between intentions, commitments, and actions. Touch a disc crafted to feel like real skin that shows the elements of air, water, earth, and fire relative to the pressure applied.

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Thursday, March 28

T. rex: The Ultimate Predator

March 28, 2019 @ 10:00 am - August 9, 2020 @ 5:45 pm

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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Monday, April 8

Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock and Roll

April 8 @ 6:00 am - October 1 @ 2:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

See approximately 130 instruments of rock legends (including Prince, Lady Gaga and Jimi Hendrix) alongside posters and costumes in a ground-breaking exhibition is co-organized with the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Prep by rocking out with the online audio-video guide.

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Tuesday, April 23

The Met Roof Garden: Alicja Kwade’s ParaPivot

April 23 @ 10:00 am - October 27 @ 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street

Walk through a miniature solar system by Berlin-based artist by Alicja Kwade, this year's installation in the gorgeous Met Roof Garden, one of our favorite spots in the city. The view of Central Park is stunning and snacks are allowed (and available for purchase).

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Thursday, May 16

Camp: Notes on Fashion

May 16 @ 10:00 am - September 23 @ 6:00 pm
Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street+ Google Map

This must-see for all ages explores camp's exuberant, witty aesthetic from the seventeenth century to the present. Each of the 250+ outfits and accessories is a delight, from designer platform crocs to a minidress made of teddy bears. The first few galleries are narrow and scholarly, but then it opens into a larger, more kid-friendly room of rainbow light boxes, each with a surprise that makes you smile. A must-see for all ages.

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Monday, June 17

Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything

June 17 @ 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
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The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street Upper East Side

Explore beloved musician/poet/cultural icon Leonard Cohen through the lens of contemporary art with large-scale installations, interactive artworks, and a multimedia sound gallery that pay tribute to Cohen’s vibrant creativity.

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A City for Corduroy

June 17 @ 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue at 105th Street Upper East Side

Explore the artistic career of New Yorker Don Freeman, the creator of the beloved stuffed bear Corduroy. See his lively and humane depictions of ordinary New Yorkers and the city in the 1930s, illustrated scenes of the Broadway backstage and children’s books inspired by the city, including the Corduroy books, Pet of the Met and Hattie the Backstage Bat. Features drawings, paintings, publications, and prints, as well as the artist’s original studies and sketches of Corduroy and other characters.

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Above and Beyond: The Ultimate Flight Exhibition

June 17 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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New York Hall of Science
Flushing Meadow-Corona Park Queens+ Google Map

Explore the wonders of flight, space travel and aerospace innovation, design and technology through flight simulation, augmented reality, touch tables, design and skill challenges, virtual reality and more. An immersive, wraparound theater highlights the epic quest to challenge the limits of flight then learn more about flight through hands-on interactives. Step into a simulated space elevator, design and test a supersonic fighter jet and experience what it’s like to fly like a bird through a flying simulation with motion-sensing technology.

$20/adult, $15/ages 2-17
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Dinosaur Safari

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd Bronx

Visit the biggest, most realistic Dinosaur Safari ride in America. Travel back in time in a wagon on a guided tour to learn about dinos of the past and animals of the present. Spot the connections between animals at the zoo and ancient dinosaurs. Spend some time at the dig site uncovering fossils, meeting a walking, roaring dino, and taking photos.

$39.95/ages 13 & over, $34.95/ages 65 & over, $29.95/ages 3-12, free/ ages 2 & under
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Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street Upper East Side+ Google Map

Explore nature-inspired experimental prototypes, consumer products, immersive installations and architectural constructions by sixty-two international design teams. Collaborations by scientists, engineers, advocates for social and environmental justice, artists, and philosophers engage with nature in innovative and ground-breaking ways, driven by a profound awareness of climate change and ecological crises as much as advances in science and technology.

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Artistic License: Six Takes on the Guggenheim Collection

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Guggenheim
1071 5th Avenue at 89th Street+ Google Map

The first-ever artist-curated exhibition mounted at the Guggenheim celebrates the museum’s extensive collection of modern and contemporary art. Curated by Cai Guo-Qiang, Paul Chan, Jenny Holzer, Julie Mehretu, Richard Prince, and Carrie Mae Weems—artists who each have had influential solo shows at the museum—Artistic License brings together both well-known and rarely seen works from the turn of the century to 1980. Seer nearly 300 paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and installations, some never before shown, that engage with the cultural…

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Whitney Biennial 2019

June 17 @ 10:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street Chelsea/Meatpacking+ Google Map

Feel the pulse of the contemporary artistic moment through painting, sculpture, installation, film and video, photography, performance, and sound. Whitney curators Jane Panetta and Rujeko Hockley visited over 300 studios to assemble this group of seventy-five artists and collectives who, with diverse voices in various forms, address ideas of reframing the past, complicating the present, and reimagining the future. Buy advance tickets (or become a member) to skip the line.

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E. V. Day: Breaking the Glass Ceiling

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMA)
102 Charlton Street Soho/Tribeca/LES+ Google Map

See gravity-defying suspension sculptures that explore themes of science fiction, space, gender, and humor by New York-based interdisciplinary artist E. V. Day. This new site-specific installation uses turnbuckles, monofilament, and angle iron to build multiple suspended trajectories in the ceiling, complemented by shattered glass images displayed around the perimeter of the gallery referencing cosmic aspirations — the strong desire to achieve something that might feel just outside of one’s reach.

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Made in New York City: The Business of Folk Art

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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American Folk Art Museum
2 Lincoln Square (Columbus Avenue at 66th Street) Upper West Side+ Google Map

See around 100 fascinating works of art by self-taught artists tell the story about New York City as the center of America’s financial and commercial world including exotic carousel animals and giant lit-up eye glasses.

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Laura Bernstein: Hybrid Ecologies

June 17 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Turn yourself into a mystical being in Laura Bernstein's new installation with intricately constructed animal "helmets" suspended from the ceiling. Become a giraffe, alligator or an entirely new creature.

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Tuesday, June 18

Brazilian Modern: The Living Art of Roberto Burle Marx

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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New York Botanical Garden
2900 Southern Boulevard+ Google Map

Immerse yourself in lush gardens and vibrant art of Brazilian legend Roberto Burle Marx, whose powerful modernist vision produced thousands of gardens and landscapes, including the famous curving mosaic walkways at Copacabana Beach in Rio and the beautiful rooftop garden at Banco Safra in São Paulo. Feel his artistic energy and love of plants during a Garden-wide exhibition of bold gardens; paintings, drawings, and textiles; and the sights and sounds of Brazil that inspired his life and work.

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Phenomenal Nature: Mrinalini Mukherjee

June 18 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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The Met Breuer
945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street Upper East Side+ Google Map

Share what you see in the abstracted fiber forms of Indian artist Mrinalini Mukherjees plus her later ceramic and bronze. A committed sculptor who worked intuitively, Mukherjee was primarily inspired by nature as well as Indian historic sculpture, modern design, and local crafts and textile traditions.

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Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Designs for Opera and Ballet

June 18 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Learn about beloved author Maurice Sendak's second career as a designer of sets and costumes for the stage through storyboards, preparatory sketches, costume studies, luminous watercolors, and meticulous dioramas from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Janáček's Cunning Little Vixen, Prokofiev’s Love for Three Oranges, Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, and an opera based on Sendak’s picture book Where the Wild Things Are. Includes nearly 150 objects drawn primarily from the artist’s bequest to the Morgan of over 900 drawings which embody his singular hand, fantastical mode of storytelling, keen—sometimes…

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The Moon Represents My Heart: Music, Memory and Belonging

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Museum Of Chinese In America
215 Centre Street Lower Manhattan+ Google Map

Explore the transformative power of music identity in immigrant Chinese communities from the 1850s to the present. A dynamic presentation of event flyers and posters, performance documentation and artist notebooks, music listening stations and contemporary art, magazine and album cover art, and liner notes and manifestos are presented on and around an enclosed central stage, immersing visitors in a discussion of immigrant music, memory and identity. Features music forms as far-reaching as Cantonese opera, hip hop, Asian American Movement music,…

$12, $8/seniors, students, educators & ages 2–18
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