This exhibition celebrates the 50th and 75th anniversaries of the 1939 and 1964 Fairs. With a variety of postcards, photos, ephemera and souvenirs, the exhibition shows how transportation was a symbol for the future, its potential effect on modern American life, and the technological advancements in transportation that American corporations claimed would make a better world possible. Runs Monday – Friday from 8am – 8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am – 6pm.
An annual tradition, the delightfully decorated Origami Holiday Tree has marked the start of the holiday season at the Museum for decades. The theme of this year’s 13-foot-tree is “Night at the Museum,” inspired by American Museum of Natural History sleepovers and tours featuring places, artifacts, characters, and real exhibits behind the delightful movies of the same name.
The celebrated Big Apple Circus Band, under the baton of maestro Rob Slowik, provides the lively musical soundtrack, and magnificent Ringmaster John Kennedy Kane will summon the spirits of the circus universe to immerse the audience in the wonder, the joy and the astounding magic of Metamorphosis!
In this new exhibition, words are given visual form. Letters, words, or phrases are transcribed, visualized, verbalized, symbolized, morphed into patterns, scrambled, or even erased.
Multi-day festival presents audiences with features films, documentaries and short films suitable for all children, adolescents, young adults and their families. KidCinemaFest takes place at Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center (530 West 166th St. and Amsterdam Ave.), The United Palace (4140 Broadway at 175th Street), Casita Maria in the South Bronx (928 Simpson St. at 163rd Street) and public schools throughout Washington Heights, Inwood, Marble Hill and the Bronx.
Peruse local produce and specialty products at this seasonal market. 8:30 am–4 pm.
Golfers of all ages can learn about key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more! 9:30 am–5 pm.
Enjoy a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and give your toddler an opportunity to embrace the festive feeling of Shabbat with songs, stories, challah and snacks. 9:30–10:15 am OR 10:45–11:30 am.
Children are encouraged to explore science through slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, sand boxes, and more, weather permitting. 9:30 am–5 pm.
Fans of all ages will be immersed in this experience that brings them deep into the world of Marvel’s The Avengers. 10 am–9 pm.
It’s that time of year again for scary spirits, garish ghouls, and pretty pumpkins. There is also a costumed parade, music, magic and crafts. 10 am–5 pm.
The new exhibit at the museum provides young scientists the opportunity to explore innovations in biology, health, robotics, and technology. 10 am–5 pm.
Mysteries Revealed features more than 30 dinosaur species and how scientists reconstruct the fossil pieces. The ride runs through the zoo and has fully animatronic dinosaurs as they move and snarl. The 40 foot T-Rex is joined by deinonychus, prodohadros, stegosaurus and edmontonia. 10 am–5 pm.
An original Halloween musical comedy for kids. 10:30 am.
Hansel and Gretel experience the most vivid dreams where Central Park and the Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for a magical explosion of music, dance and exciting encounters with a host of lovable characters. For children ages 3–9. Additional show at 2:30 and 4pm on October 31. 10:30 am & noon.
Dora the Explorer screening of "Boo” and Go, Diego, Go screening of "Freddie the Fruit Bat Saves Halloween.” 11 am.
Kids enjoy a “trick or treat” scavenger hunt to discover the treats and sweets that were invented in New York City. Then they use the inspiration from the exhibitions to create a spooky cityscape on their own pumpkin (provided on a first-come, first-served basis). 11 am– 2 pm.
In this 3D movie, travel to the Galapagos archipelago to meet giant half-ton tortoises and marine iguanas that spit sea-salt from their noses, hunt fishes with the colorful blue-footed boobies, and swim with tiny penguins. 11 am & 2 pm.
Children explore the different characteristics of their favorite scary monster, and then make the creature come alive by creating their own monstrous mask to take home. Noon– 1 pm.
Design your own monster mask, create your own gory story, make a creepy monster pop-up card, build spooky sets, create creepy creatures at the Clay Bar, participate in blacklight animation and much more! Kids in costume receive $2 off admission on Friday, Oct. 31 and Sat., Nov. 1. Noon– 6 pm.
Children, ages 18 months – 4 years, create not-so-scary crafts, play Halloween games, eat a haunted snack and more. 1–2:30 pm.
Youngsters experience guided activities, play inside a pumpkin house, go on a scavenger hunt for fall fruits and nuts; look for worms, put on a show at the Pumpkin Puppet Theater, read spooky stories, watch seeds sprout. On Saturday and Sunday children participate in a costumed parade that travels throughout the Children’s Adventure Garden. 1:30 – 5:30 pm.
Children experiment with all types of food. 2,3 and 4 pm.
Beginner’s class - Stay in shape and release stress. Come in sneakers and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. For children 3 to 18 years old. 3 pm – 4 pm.
Enjoy a frightfully good time with arts and crafts, games and a spooky dress costume contest. 3–6 pm.
Kids enjoy a fun-filled Halloween party with Elmo, sponsored by Party Time Express. Goodies for all trick or treaters! 3:30 to 5:30 pm.
Children in Kindergarten to first grade learn the basics, the alphabet, colors, numbers, days of the week and seasonal songs. Pre-registration required. 3:30–4:30 pm.
Get in the Halloween spirit with haunted walk tours, fairy tale forest tours, and costume contest for families. Prizes will be given out for best costume, contests for kids and adults. With a food court, rides face painting train rides, and more. 3:30–9 pm.