Families can pick up fresh produce and artisinal items. 8 am–4 pm.
Learn a new skill and spark your creativity in this workshop designed for children 1 to 12 years old. 9 am– 12 pm.
Don’t know what to do now that school is out? Bring your children in for a day of fun, 2 games of bowling, a slice of pizza or a hot dog and you are good to go. 9 am – 6 pm.
For one exciting week, come aboard and tour this magnificent Spanish galleon, from the upper deck to the crew’s quarters, live the life of a buccaneer. 9 am –5 pm.
Learn how to stretch like a cat and do the downward dog pose - for parents and children. 9 am – 9:45 am.
The newly renovated area is open and features new species, new exhibits , and a domestic petting zoo. 10 am – 5 pm.
What do baby ladybugs look like? Why don’t ferns have flowers? Why are there pigeons everywhere? Do you ever wonder things like that? Then you would make a terrific naturalist! A naturalist observes plants, animals, and other living things closely, asks questions, and tries to learn the answers. 10 am–6 pm.
The museum is beginning a pilot year of the program which will enable any child with a disability and their caregiver, parent, therapist or teacher, admission to programs during general public hours in exchange for feedback to help strengthen museum wide programs. The initiative is aimed at making the museum more accessible for all children including special needs children. Registration is required. Families will receive a Welcome Kit upon entering the museum that includes the tools that will make the visit enjoyable and successful. 10 am – 5 pm.
Expert instructors teach the basics of fly fishing, casting and rigging. Reservations suggested. 10 am to noon.
Children are encouraged to explore science through slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, sand boxes, and more, weather permitting. 10 am–6 pm.
The new exhibit teaches the relevance of patterns. hands on activities. 10 am–5 pm.
Golfers of all ages can learn about key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more! 10 am–6 pm.
Come and celebrate the nation’s holiday with with scavenger hunts, performances of Revolution on the River by the Hudson River Ramblers, and other interactive programs. Discover treasures that tell the story of the American Revolution during an all-day Independence Day Scavenger Hunt!; tunes ‘n tales from the American Founding era! The Hudson River Ramblers are back to regale families with the story behind Yankee Doodle, introduce the young girl who outrode Paul Revere, and reveal why George Washington threw a tantrum on Broadway; you can explore The History of Ice Cream and crank out ice cream from scratch, discover age old recipes and check out 18th-century kitchen appliances! 10 am to 6 pm.
Escape the heat this summer and go on an adventure in the great indoors! Have you ever stood next to an authentic 18th-century carriage, seen a pair of glasses worn by President Abraham Lincoln, himself, or gotten up close and personal with the wooden leg of one of America’s Founding Fathers? If you said no to any of the above, then this is your chance! Search the museum for clues and see how many you can find. 10 am – 6 pm.
Welcome young dino hunters. At this dig site discover that the dinos are still here. giveaways and activities. 10 am.
Young dino hunters read from the Magic Tree House - Dinosaurs Before Dark and then go on a dig right in the store - giveways and activities. 10 am.
Through the magic of patterns found in nature and hands-on activities featuring objects from BCM’s 29,000 cultural and natural science collection, the exhibit promotes concepts of math and science through hands-on learning experiences. 10 am–5 pm.
Come and enjoy the park and the public art projects by artist Agnes Denes, Heide Fasnacht, Gabriela Albergaria, and Verta Lutter 10 am– 8pm.
Celebrate Independence Day by cutting out shapes and stamping simple nature prints. 10 am–1 pm.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with a special story telling of Hans Christian Andersen tales, including "The Pumpkin Rider," “Iktomi Saves the People,” and “The Empress of Fairies.” The stories are read rain or shine. 11 am – noon.
Enjoy a day out with art workshops, and fun projects. 11 am–3 pm.
Bring your children to listen to their favorite tales. 11 am.
Adaptation from the CS Lewis classic. Suitable for children 6 years and older 11 am.
Discover how to cultivate a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, meet the chickens, and learn about the rice paddies. 11 am–3 pm.
Stories, crafts and fun activities. 11 am.
Drop by and meet gentle sea creatures. 12 pm.
Celebrate the Fourth of July and learn about Eagles, fun activities, help spread mulch around the trees, participate in a Citizen Science project, watch a snake have a snack. Noon – 5 pm.
The whole family will enjoy making artwork inspired by Governors Island. Participants create works with natural materials found on the island, including rocks, recyclables and more. Hosted by the Children’s Museum of Art. 12 pm to 4 pm.