New York, New York
Upper East Side
Daily 10 am - 6 pm
Become an informed New Yorker at this small museum with a big collection of theater artifacts, furniture, toys, paintings, sculpture and photos arranged into exhibits that entertain and educate all ages.
Annual Memberships: $75+. Includes invitations to special members-only events and discounts on programs and in the Museum Shop Cafe.
Current Kid-Friendly Exhibits:
•New York at Its Core (through Dec 31)
Follow the story of NYC's rise from a striving Dutch village to today’s “Capital of the World,” and consider its future in a changing world through more than 400 objects as well as interactive digital experiences. Framed around the key themes of money, density, diversity, and creativity, New York City’s history comes alive through the stories of innovation, energy, struggle, and the vision of generations of immigrants, politicians, tycoons, dreamers, master builders, and ordinary New Yorkers.
•Rebel Women: Defying Victorianism (through Jan 6)
Explores the lives of female 19th century activists in NYC through photographs, garments, paintings, and prints. Learn about Elizabeth Jennings Graham, an African-American New Yorker who refused to get off a segregated trolley; professionals like Hetty Green, a wealthy businesswoman and broker branded "the witch of Wall Street"; and working women like Helen Jewett, New York's most prominent courtesan—all of whom challenged the Victorian ideal.
Family Programs: Ages 6-12 can participate in free history and art activities on weekends and school vacation days. Drop in anytime between 11 am and 2 pm. Free snacks included. All ages can go on family-friendly scavenger hunts with free themed guides designed to help families to look closely at the building and exhibitions.
Strollers/Diapers: Strollers can enter via a ramp on 103rd Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.
Eat & Treats: Choose from different size and type of patties and an array of homemade sauces to make your own burger at Joy Burger Bar with a side of excellent sweet potato or zucchini fries.
Other Tips: Walk across across Fifth Avenue and visit the gorgeous Conservatory Garden, the only formal garden in Central Park.