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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

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
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

Ride an orphan train, play a newsies video game  and explore lots of other interactive exhibits in the awesome hands-on DiMenna Children’s History Museum. Search for items on 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 ‘History Hunt’ drawers.

Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements and toys. Dynamic displays explore the workings of the railroad, the services it provides, and the jobs required to keep…

Living History: Meet a Silhouette Artist

Meet a silhouette artist of the 19th century, who traveled from town to town and captured the likenesses of individuals and their loved ones—often the only portrait of them ever created. Learn about the many types of silhouettes—from black profile cut-paper to painted images—in new exhibition In Profile: A Look…

New-York Historical Society Storytime: The Night Before The Night Before Christmas

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.

New-York Historical Society Storytime

From the seventeenth century to the twenty-first, through fiction and through fact, hear tales of New York City and the people who made it great in the charming library on the fabulously interactive children’s floor.

NYC Must-See Week

Through Feb 9, snag 2-for-1 tickets to many of NYC’s iconic attractions, museums, tours and performing arts. Save of our family  faves – click on the link for exhibit, events…

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Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements…

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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

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…

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Living History: Meet a Silhouette Artist

Meet a silhouette artist of the 19th century, who traveled from town to town and captured the likenesses of individuals and their loved ones—often the only portrait of them ever…

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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

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…

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Caffe Storico

Feast on antipasti, artisanal pastas and paninis at Caffe Storico, a classy yet kid-friendly eatery within the engaging New-York Historical Society.

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Alice’s Tea Cup

Enjoy scones in rotating flavors as magical as the decor, sandwiches, salads and treats with optional fairy wings and glitter at a whimsical tea house inspired by Alice in Wonderland.…

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Levain Bakery

Everything is baked on-site throughout the day at this cozy bakery, from an array of rustic breads to the world-famous six-ounce chocolate chip walnut cookie. We are constantly debating the…

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Shake Shack UWS

This location of Danny Meyers’s fresh fast food empire is often a little crowded and hectic, so order your tasty burgers, hot dogs, fries and decadent frozen concretes (including a…

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Nicolas Holiber: Birds on Broadway, the Audubon Sculpture Project

Ten oversized sculptures of New York City birds in danger of extinction roost on the UWS Broadway malls. Brookyln-based artist Nicolas Holiber painted but did not weatherproof reclaimed lumber, allowing…

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Holiday Express: All Aboard to Richard Scarry’s Busytown

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Busytown author and illustrator Richard Scarry with artwork and graphics of Scarry’s characters (like Huckle Cat and Lowly Worm) alongside historical model trains, scenic elements…

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American Museum of Natural History Discovery Room

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…

More info