Itinerary

Art CAMP

Jun 1, 2022 @ 10:00 amDec 31, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10023 United States

Experiential toy store Camp’s new floor features interactive and immersive art experiences. Free to enter – no tickets necessary – just pay as you go for art projects. A $40 CAMP Craft Pass ticket includes 2 craft activities or 1 Splatter Room experience go full Jackson Pollock (smocks provided) and take home a 16-inch canvas…

Spyscape & Batman Experience

Jul 5, 2022 @ 11:00 amDec 31, 2023 @ 8:00 pm
928 Eighth Ave at 55th Street
New York, NY 10019 United States
$5 – $39

Learn a variety of spy skills in an interactive museum and experience for all ages.

* Test code-making and code-breaking skills in digital Encryption Challenge, lying and lie-detection skills in a Deception Challenge, observation skills in 360° degree Surveillance Challenge and  strategy and agility in a cool laser tunnel Special Ops Challenge. Scores are recorded in an online spy profile, resulting in an assignment to a spy role like Hacker or Special Ops.

* Also explore the history of spying with artifacts like Edward Snowden’s telepresence robot, a U2 spy plane camera and flight suit, micro bugging devices and lots more. Learn about the FBI Double Agent who sold secrets to the Russians for 22 years, and the young Spycatcher who brought him down. Encounter an original Enigma from WWII and tap out messages on a replica. Learn about the fascinating world of hacking (including a deceptively cute rainbow kitty).

* Several rooms are dedicated to James Bond with close looks at gadgets and filming secrets.

*All ages are welcome and there is lots to touch and explore, though younger kids won’t understand much of it. Lots of sanitizing going on throughout the museum, space for social distancing and new disposable touch pens make it a safer indoor option.

2-for-1 Broadway Week

Jan 10 @ 8:00 amFeb 12 @ 11:30 pm
Broadway between 42nd and 43rd Streets
New York, NY 10019 United States
$29

Get 50% off tickets for select Broadway shows January 17–February 12 (minimum two tickets purchase required, but it doesn’t have to be an even number). Tickets sell out quickly. Kid-friendly options have included Aladdin, Hamilton Lion King, MJ, Six, Wicked, &Juliet and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.…

MoMA Family Gallery Talks

Feb 11 @ 10:15 am11:15 am
4 West 53rd Street
New York, NY United States

Discover art together through engaging discussions and activities with new themes monthly. Look closely at modern masterpieces and cutting-edge contemporary art and make your own art. One time we discussed why Mark Rothko paintings are like sandwiches then made our own Rothkos from pre-cut paper.

There are multiple groups roughly divided by age. Kids and…

New York Theatre Ballet’s Sleeping Beauty

Mar 11 @ 11:00 am12:00 pm
55 East 59th Street at Madison
New York, NY
$25 – $35

See a kid-friendly, one-hour version of the classic fairy tale ballet featuring Tchaikovsky’s captivating score from New York Theatre Ballet. Set in a magical fairy kingdom beneath the roots of a great tree, this beloved classic, filled with magic and poetry, tells the enchanting tale of Princess Aurora from her fateful birth to her triumphant…

Jazz at Lincoln Center Family Concerts: Who Is Thad Jones

Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm4:00 pm
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019 United States
$20.50 – $35.50

Learn about the trumpeter-composer-bandleader Thad Jones in this hour-long interactive performance. Recommended for ages 5–12, but children and adults of all ages are welcome.

At the lovely Rose Theater in the Shops at Columbus Circle (where you can also explore Art Camp) with a stunning view of Central Park.

Also at 3 pm.

Carnegie Hall Fall Family Day: Spring Fest

Apr 30 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
57th Street & Seventh Avenue
New York, NY United States

Enjoy free, interactive, and fun musical activities and performances in Carnegie Hall’s Resnick Education Wing. Journey through a musical celebration of the earth, the elements, and all things spring.

Activities are ongoing; drop in anytime.

New York Theatre Ballet’s Carnival of the Animals

May 6 @ 1:00 pm2:00 pm
55 East 59th Street at Madison
New York, NY
$25 – $35

See a kid-friendly, one-hour original ballet by New York Theatre Ballet. In a magical forest, Queen Diana and her shaggy lion rule a charming assortment of animals who live quite peaceably until a pair of lost children wander in and the fun begins.

Also see Antony Tudor’s Little Improvisations, a charming portrayal of two children…

Robert

2 Columbus Circle
New York, NY United States
$19 – $34

This modern American restaurant atop the Museum of Arts and Design has breathtaking views of Central Park and Columbus Circle with chic, colorful decor.

Kid-friendly options (at adult prices) include pasta, burgers & house-made ice cream.

Tue–Fri 12 pm–8 pm
Sat-Sun 11 am–9 pm

Refik Anadol’s Unsupervised

4 West 53rd Street
New York, NY United States

See what a machine might dream about after seeing the art in MoMA’s collection in a trippy, vibrant large-scale  digital video in the museum’s lobby produced by artificial intelligence.

Artist Refik Anadol trained a sophisticated machine-learning model to reimagine more than 200 years of arts. Site-specific input from the environment —changes in light, movement, acoustics,…

Ancestor

Fifth Avenue at 59th Street
New York, NY 10023 United States

Artist Bharti Kher connects New Delhi and New York City with this nearly eighteen-foot-tall bronze universal mother figure, an enlargement of a miniature assembled by recomposing broken clay figurines. This colossal sculpture reflects Kher’s cross-cultural identity and her appreciation for India’s rich material culture. Every meaning-laden detail and distressed surface of the original hand-crafted object…

Never Alone: Video Games and Other Interactive Design

4 West 53rd Street
New York, NY United States

Explore notable examples of interaction design, the points of contact between objects—whether machines, apps, or entire infrastructures—and people. Watch video games  such as Tetris and Pac-Man, to immersive explorations of the natural world, like Flower, and  records of indigenous traditions and culture, like Never Alone. Works ranges from the iconic and universal @ sign, a symbol dating back to…

MoMA First Floor & Sculpture Garden

4 West 53rd Street
New York, NY United States

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 entrance). 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 in the…

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