WTC Street Murals & Memorial
Suggested Ages: All
Street artists from around the world vibrantly transformed the streets surrounding 3 World Trade Center with fun, colorful murals, bringing love and joy to a place of mourning.
At the 9/11 Memorial, two 1-acre pools with the largest man-made waterfalls in the United States comprise the footprints of the Twin Towers, symbolizing the loss of life and the physical void left by the attacks. The waterfalls mute the sounds of the city, making the site a contemplative sanctuary with more than 400 swamp white oak trees. Find the names of the 2,977 people killed in the terror attacks etched in granite around the fountains
Older interested kids can visit the 9/11 Museum to learn more (open Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm, $15-$26).
Lots of shops, food options and cool architecture inside the Oculus/Westfield World Trade Center.
James Hsieh: No Place I’d Rather Be
Vibrant embroideries and hand-sewn textile sculptures by multi-disciplinary artist James Hsieh juxtapose childlike wonderments with adult thoughts and emotions in 28 Liberty’s ground-level amphitheater and retail space. Walk though fantastical nature in immersive environments and watch whimsical animations on oversized screens.
See the artists at work Mondays & Tuesdays from 12-6 pm.
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The Skyscraper Museum Family Program: Be an Engineer, Just Like Rosie Revere!
Join a read-aloud of Andrea Beaty’s Rosie Revere, Engineer, and learn about the role of engineers. Kids then use their own creative minds to use everyday materials to build tall structures.
Free, but online registration required. Walk-in spots sometimes available.More info
Governors Island Egg Hunt
Join the first-ever public egg hunt on Governors Island. 10,000 wooden painted Easter eggs will be hidden throughout the Island’s 120 acres of open space, with Island-specific prizes and giveaways for the most hard-boiled egg hunters.
Register for one of several levels of egg hunts tailored to specific age groups, along with an Island-wide scavenger…More info
Earth Day Berry Bash Celebration
Blueberries, chokeberries, cranberries, huckleberries—berries of all kinds are an important part of Indigenous food traditions. Join the museum in a springtime celebration that includes storytelling, films, and educational demonstrations about this delicious food with deep cultural roots.More info
imagiNATIONS Activity Center
Solve puzzles, perform experiments, play state-of-the-art computer simulations and find out how corn is like a dog in this interactive, family-friendly space. Explore scientific principles behind Native innovations and technologies that are so ingenious, many remain a part of our daily lives.More info
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…More info