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The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Supertall Forms Inspired by Nature!

The Skyscraper Museum

April 16 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: 6 to 14+


Engage with a Skyscraper Museum educator to explore the principles of urbanism, architecture, and engineering through hands-on activities. Get ready for Earth Day by looking at buildings designs inspired by nature. The China Resources Tower in Shenzhen, China is nicknamed “Spring Bamboo,” because it looks like a new shoot emerging from the ground. After a tour of the SUPERTALL exhibition, young architects create their own skyscrapers designs using recycled materials.

Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available.

Smorgasburg WTC

Sample creative global treats from 10 vendors at an open-air food market flanked by colorful murals.

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Japan Performing Arts Ear­ly Sum­mer Fes­ti­val

Japan Per­form­ing Arts presents  Japan­ese food ven­dors, per­for­mances, a play­ground area, kimono dress­ing demon­stra­tions and work­shops on Awaodori and Gujo Odori.

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Battery Playscape

Explore a new playground with five ecology zones—Bluff, Marsh, Dune, Meadow, and Riverbed– in resilient design, post-Superstorm Sandy when the park survived the full force of the 15-foot storm surge and became a focal point of sea level rise. Lyrical patterns of water illuminate the portal, fence, and custom seating. Daylight filters through the punctuated…

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Nelson A. Rockefeller & Teardrop Park

Frolic on wide waterfront lawns and explore multiple playgrounds plus gardens, public art pieces, and a sheltered pavilion.

In Rockefeller Park, climb large jungle gyms with swinging bridges, netting, slides, poles and more. Ride a pedal-powered merry-go-round and dig in multiple sandboxes and a handicapped-accessible sand table. In warm weather, be sprayed by an elephant…

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play:groundNYC’s The Yard

Get creative at a 50,000 square-foot adventure playground stocked with loose parts, tools and space for kids to play, imagine and dream big.

See our compete guide to Governor’s Island.

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