Stamford Museum & Nature Center

Stamford Museum & Nature Center 151 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT
$14, $8/ages 4-17

Try a variety of seasonal indoor and outdoor activities at this large museum & nature center. * Walk over 80 acres of walking nature trails - including a universally accessible Wheels in the Woods Trail. Follow  a brook with pretty waterfalls, look for abundant wildlife (including an otter pond), and learn with interpretive educational signs.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones 303 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT
$16, $12/seniors

This recently re-opened award-winning children’s museum features exciting interactive exhibits and STEAM-infused programming in beautifully-renovated spaces. * Play with giant games, make noise with household objects, test your balance and get fresh air in a giant open-air tent in Celebration Courtyard. * Be mesmerized by ColorCoaster is a 27-foot kinetic sculpture and a non-stop giant…

Suggested Ages: Babies to 10

Westchester Children’s Museum

Westchester Children's Museum 100 Playland Pkwy, Rye, NY
$9, free/babies under 1

Visit a vibrant, interactive learning and play space for kids toddler to teen. Creative, energizing, unique STEAM programs and exhibits, wide open, sunny space, and a welcoming environment enable kids to make connections with ideas and each other; take risks and problem solve, and have fun. Exhibits include Toddler Beach, Wind Tunnel Design Challenge, Build…

Suggested Ages: All

Liberty Science Center

Liberty Science Center 222 Jersey City Boulevard, Jersey City, NJ
$29.99/adults, $24.99/ages 2-12

Lots to explore throughout this large, interactive museum. HIGHLIGHTS: ∞ Explore multiple routes in the massive suspended Infinity Climber 🔬 Step inside a giant microscope lens 🧱 Engineer with foam blocks and wooden shapes, get creative with a giant wall installation made of 952 pixel dials and try more hands-on science. 💥 See explosions in…

Suggested Ages: All

Muscoot Farm

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonoah, NY
FREE

Experience farm animals, agriculture, wildlife, and history in at a former working dairy farm. Visit 50+ animals, including cows, horses, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and pigs, by walking up to their pens or inside their barns. View historic buildings such as the milk house, the ice house, the brooder house, and the carriage house.…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Dia Beacon

Dia Beacon 3 Beekman St, Beacon, NY
$15/adults, $12/ students & seniors, free/ages 11 & under

See site-specific  art from the 1960s to the present as well as special exhibitions and new commissions in a former Nabisco box-printing factory on the banks of the Hudson River. * Each gallery of the 300,000-square-foot sunlit space was designed specifically for the installation of one artist’s work, making for striking, unique installations. like Dan…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10, $6/ages 3–18, $7/seniors & students

Learn about the connections between arts, sciences, and history on a family-friendly museum situated on the banks of the Hudson River. HIGHLIGHTS: 🪐 See a Planetarium show (+$4) 📕 Go inside whimsical sculpto-pictorama Red Grooms’ The Bookstore 🏠 Admire a large luxurious dollhouse in Glenview Historic Home 🌳 Relax in the outdoor…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

American Dream

American Dream 1 American Dream Way, East Rutherford, NJ
FREE

This indoor mega-mall has towns over-the-top, entirely indoor activities. Prices vary by day. Gets crowded, so go early. * Ride thrilling roller coasters and family-friendly rides plus meet favorite characters like Dora The Explorer, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles at indoor theme park Nickelodeon Universe ($59–$85). * Swim, splash and slide with…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Harbor Island Park

Harbor Island Park Mamaroneck Ave South & Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
FREE

This lovely marina in the suburbs has swan sightings, fishing on a pier, crabs & clams and lots of greenspace. Walk and sit on the  small harbor beach when the gate is open ( 7am to dusk); swimming prohibited until summer when the beach is staffed. The large playground between the beach and the parking…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Bear Mountain Ice Rink

Bear Mountain State Park Route 9W North, Bear Mountain, NY
$5, free/non-skaters & seniors, free/ages 4 & under, $10/skate rental, $10/parking

Skate on a large outdoor, uncovered rink framed by trees and rugged mountains. Lots of hiking nearby and spectacular views. Refreshments available from vending machines. Also visit the Trailside Museums and Zoo (open 10:30 am - 4 pm). small stone museums and fenced areas along a self-guided trail house bears, coyotes, turtles, snakes, frogs, toads,…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Mill River Park Skating Center

Mill River Park 1040 Washington Boulevard, Stamford, CT
$10-$12/adults, $8-$10/ages 11 & under, $4/skate rental

Take a spin on an outdoor ice skating rink, featuring more than 9,000 square feet of ice that can accommodate up to 150 recreational skaters. Skate to funky beats on DJ Nights (Fridays 6 – 10 pm) and skate with festive characters every Sunday 12 – 2 pm. Mon– Thu 5 – 9 pm Fri…

Suggested Ages: 3 to 14+, Adult Friendly

Hommocks Park Ice Rink

Hommocks Park Ice Rink 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
$11/ages 12+, $8.50/ages 11 & under, $5/Skate Rental

Mamaroneck's popular enclosed public skating facility offers public skating sessions throughout the week October through June. Although the spectator area is (sort of) heated, dress warmly on the ice. Snow pants and gloves are a good idea, and so are layers for when you get moving. No outside food is permitted; a concession stand serves…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Matrix: Prints by Women Artists, 1960–1990

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10, $6/ages 3–18, $7/seniors & students

Explore a period of experimentation in printmaking among women artists. Vibrant prints on view include the work of artists such as Faith Ringgold, Barbara Kohl-Spiro, Julia Santos Solomon, and Emma Amos.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Marine Education Center Bird Walk

Harbor Island Park Mamaroneck Ave South & Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
FREE
The first Saturday of each month, look for migrating birds that come to the Long Island Sound throughout the winter. Starts in Harbor Island Park, which also has a great playground.
Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Home Depot Workshop

Home Depot New Rochelle 55 Weyman Ave, New Rochelle, NY
FREE

Develop hands-on skills by gluing, hammering with help from parents and store associates. Projects change monthly. Receive a certificate of achievement, workshop apron and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Also at Home Depots in Port Chester and elsewhere. At the first Saturday of every month.

Suggested Ages: Toddlers to 11
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Wave Hill Family Art Project

Wave Hill West 249th Street & Independence Avenue, Bronx, NY
$10/adults, $6/students & seniors, $4/ages 6-18

Enjoy nature-inspired art projects among gorgeous gardens and trees overlooking the Hudson River. Themes change weekly. Takes place indoors, but there is some outdoor walking to get to the project. The number of families able to participate at any given time will be limited to about nine. If you arrive and capacity is full, program…

Suggested Ages: All
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Winter Wolves

Wolf Conservation Center 7 Buck Run, South Salem, NY
$15/adults, $12/ages 11& under

Learn about the mythology, biology and ecology of wolf families and discover why this season is such a magical time for packs in North America. Wolf families are out searching for prey as their maturing pups experience their first winter season. Visit gray wolves Alawa and Nikai, as well as potentially behold some of the…

Suggested Ages: All
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Tap-A-Tree

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonoah, NY
$25/group of the 6

Get ready to make syrup by tapping the trees. In this private group tour, learn about the initial process of maple sugaring and the history of sap collection, all while using antique tools hands-on. Sessions take place every half hour, limited to one group for each timeslot. Groups will meet at Muscoot’s Sugar Shack.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Hudson River Museum Family Art Workshop

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10/adults, $6/ages 3-18

Join Hudson River Museum educators for drop-in art-making in a variety of media. Projects change weekly and relate to a current exhibit or holiday.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Dr. Kaboom & The Wheel of Science

Emelin Theatre 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY
$24/adults, $19/kids

So much science, so little time. . . Doktor Kaboom is having trouble picking his favorite science demonstrations, so he’s bringing them all! Unfortunately, there are way too many to do them all in one show. The solution: The Wheel of Science! Doktor Kaboom has built a great big spinning wheel and labeled it with…

Suggested Ages: 7 to 14+
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The Tortoise and the Hare: The Next Generation

Emelin Theatre 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY
$24/adults, $19/kids

With dazzling visuals, poignant storytelling and the creative use of music from classical to pop, this production brings Aesop’s classic fable into a new brilliant light. Catch up with The Tortoise and the Hare  10 years down the road, now with children of their own and exploring modern day distractions. Smart phones and video games…

Suggested Ages: All
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Story Time For Pre-Schoolers

Town of Pelham Public Library 530 Colonial Avenue, Pelham, NY
FREE

Enjoy stories and singing. Caregivers must be in attendance and are welcome to participate with the children they accompany. Come early; this program often fills up.

Suggested Ages:

Rock And Roll Playhouse at Garcia’s: Grateful Dead

Garcia’s at The Capitol Theatre 145 Westchester Avenue, Port Chester, NY
$15/in advance, $17/day of

Dance and sing along to the music of iconic rockers at an interactive and educational live music experience for families at a historic venue. Groove to the music of the Grateful Dead played by professional cover band Summerfeet. Loud (bring hearing protection earmuffs for sensitive ears) with lots of dancing. Also at 2 pm.

Suggested Ages: All
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The Dark Crystal

Museum of the Moving Image 36-01 35 Avenue at 37 Street, Astoria, NY
$15, $11 seniors & students, $9/ages 3–17

See 1982, cult classic on a big screen. On a remote planet in the distant past, a Gelfling embarks on a quest to find the missing shard of a magical crystal, to restore order to his world. Using a mix of puppetry, animatronics, modern special effects, and more, The Dark Crystal creates a sense of…

Suggested Ages: 8 to Adult Friendly, Adult Friendly

Old-Fashioned Winter’s Afternoon

Rye Nature Center 873 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY
$25/group of 6

Enjoy log-sawing, archery, maple sugaring, live raptor shows, fire-roasted marshmallows, archery, winter-themed carnival games, a petting zoo, and fun crafts like decorating candles, walking sticks, and a plant pot. Soup, hot dogs, waffles and popcorn available.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Cookie Decorating Workshop

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonoah, NY
$30

Join Caitlin of CM Cookies for a fun workshop to learn all of the tips and tricks of cookie decorating. Decorate three Valentine's Day themed cookies. Appropriate for all ages. Limited participation of 25. Cost is $30 per person. We will meet inside the activity building and workshop will begin promptly at 1:00 pm.

Suggested Ages: All

Lunar New Year at Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10/adults, $6/ages 3-18

Kick off the Year of the Rabbit with traditional Asian arts, crafts, demonstrations, and performances for all ages. Celebrate the fourth of the twelve animals of the Chinese zodiac, and, according to Chinese culture, the luckiest animal of all. Festivities begin with the colorful ceremonial Lion Dance. Make Chinese knots, posters, and cut paper decorations…

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly
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Maple Munchies

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonoah, NY
$15

Syrup isn’t just for pancakes. Learn about all the ways to use maple syrup in the kitchen while cooking up a maple-themed culinary treat. Treats may range from sweet to savory, so bring your appetite.

Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+, Adult Friendly
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School’s Out, Stars Are In at Hudson River Museum

Hudson River Museum 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY
$10/adults, $6/ages 3-18

During the holiday break, watch free planetarium shows under the dome, enjoy exhibitions, engage in interactive Lunar New Year and Black History Month art and science workshops, challenge yourself with gallery interactives and enjoy pop-up storytimes in the HRM book nook. Take a ticketed tour of historic Gilded Age home Glenview.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

Sheldrake Environmental Center: Presidents’ Week Camp

Sheldrake Environmental Center 685 Weaver Street, Larchmont, NY
$300/child
Join Sheldrake Nature Center for wintertime fun and enrichment at a popular STEM program. Explore the woods and learn about the seasonal effects on wildlife. Study the natural world, listen to nature stories, craft, play games and try other activities.
Suggested Ages: 5 to 8

Sugar Shack Chats

Muscoot Farm 51 Route 100, Katonoah, NY
FREE

Stop by Muscoot’s Sugar Shack anytime from 12pm-3pm to learn about how to make maple syrup.

Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly