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DiMenna Children’s History Museum

DiMenna Children’s History Museum

November 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 31, 2020 @ 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.

Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere

Re-examine Paul Revere’s life, who didn’t just ride horses at midnight. Learn about his accomplishments as a silversmith, printmaker, and pioneering copper manufacturer. See more than 150 objects organized by the American Antiquarian Society including Revere engravings; glimmering silver tea services; commonplace objects such as shoe buckles, thimbles, and medical…

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…

Beyond Chocolate: Colonial Coffee, Cacao, and Tea

Drink it all in with a bevy of colonial beverages in this multisensory Living History program exploring global trade and colonial silversmithing in Paul Revere’s time. Discover recipes, smell spices, and handle hot chocolate preparation tools. Afterwards, visit the exhibition Beyond Midnight: Paul Revere.

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.

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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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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