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MoMA Art Lab: Nature


January 1, 2018 @ 10:30 am - June 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

4 West 53rd Street
New York    + Google Map

Free with museum admission

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 the sculpture garden). All ages welcome.

Haegue Yang: Handles

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…

MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

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…

Family Art Lab: Line, Shape, Color

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.

Terrace Café

Slightly fancier than Cafe 2, this sit down café doesn’t have a kids menu but the seasonal American small plates and shareable snacks are delicious and include cheeseburger sliders. Sit at a mix of tables and casual counter seating, plus seasonal outdoor seating on the terrace. Look for dinosaurs among…