For parents and caregivers with babies 0–18 months
Inside the cozy Discovery Center, kids of all ages can take a closer look at the wonders of plants and animals in winter. Make bark rubbings, count tree rings, craft a bud necklace and head back into the winter garden with a field notebook to discover the vital sparks of life that lie just below the surface of this quiet season in the Northeast.
See giraffes, lions, penguins and more. As a special treat, there are five young gorillas in the Congo Gorilla Exhibit. Watch their playful interactions with their parents and each other. Check website for winter schedule.
This pint-sized paradise is designed for the youngest visitors, featuring nine different sensory play areas including water, sand, music, dress up, blocks, and more. Totally Tots is for children ages zero to 6. In Little Maker Space art studio children to explore techniques, materials, and ideas through art-making. Kids build fine motor skills, engage in sensory exploration, and learn how to share …
Visitors of all ages develop spatial reasoning, engineering and language skills through block play, which will now include an assortment of language blocks in Spanish, English, Hebrew, French and American Sign Language.
Learn the Japanese art of paper marbling and dying. Lightly touch the surface of water with a brush for a floating-ink effect, or fold ink-absorbent paper to create fantastic geometric designs. You will marvel at these two ancient techniques.
Industry City hosts the Saturday Cinema Club in the Factory Floor with Rooftop Films. Enjoy the screening and the arts and crafts activities provided by BRIC Arts!
Explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architectural shapes and spaces through drawing activities in the museum’s galleries. Art materials, including a drawing board, paper, pencils, and erasers, are available for loan at the Family Activity Kiosk. This program is geared towards teens, though families with children of all ages are welcome. No registration is required.
Take a deep dive into modern ocean exploration in this brand new exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History! Highlights include a virtual ride in a submersible into the shadowy depths and a magnetic sand table where visitors can dig trenches and form islands. There are also live marine animals such as comb jellies, seahorses, pipefishes, and chain catsharks.
Spread throughout the zoo, our three Conservation Quest stations (Migration Playground, Invasive Species Station, and the Endangered Species Climbing Wall) are a hands-on introduction to conservation.
Beautiful flowers, art, and architecture combine for this New York tradition. Now in its 16th year, The Orchid Show has thousands of dramatically displayed orchids in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory featuring a series of installations crafted by floral designer Daniel Ost. Each display is a living sculpture that celebrates the complex beauty of these stunning flowers.
Putt your way through a nine-hole miniature golf course that teaches the science of spaceflight. Players will explore key science concepts such as propulsion, gravity, escape velocity, launch window, gravitational assist, and more.
The nation’s largest science playground features 60,000 square feet of exhibits for children of all ages. Slides, seesaws, climbing webs, a water play area, drums, mirrors, sand boxes and more allow kids to explore science by playing - Weather permitting
Get creative in the Whitney’s Hearst Artspace! Join us to make your own art inspired by works on view in current exhibitions. Each week we offer a different art making project.
Learn how to identify and tap sugar maple trees, see an evaporator in action, and participate in a taste test challenge to see if you can tell the difference between maple-flavored syrup and the real thing. Choose between the longer Sugar Bush Tours and the Maple Lane Tours perfect for little legs. Check website for specific tour times. Remember to wear boots and dress warmly!
Say goodbye to winter and dark nights at this interactive light "playground." The unique experience features colorful, illuminated orbs on the cobblestone streets that are reactive to sound and movement and transform with every interaction. Best seen at night, you can also enjoy a choreographed music and lights show on the hour from 5pm to 8pm daily.
A mischievous leprechaun is causing all kinds of trouble at school, but Gingerbread Man is back to save the day! Join us for this special St. Patrick’s Day Storytime, with activities to follow.
Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day quite like New York City’s annual parade up 5th Avenue. The celebration is billed as the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world. Irish eyes will be smiling on the approximately 150,000 people who march in the parade. Join in the fun!
The event honors the achievements of female athletes by introducing young girls and boys to sports.
Drop in and explore New York City’s oldest house together. Arrive by 1:00 p.m. for a unique hands-on making activity.
This whimsical play space is designed to connect our youngest visitors with nature, to help them build a conservation ethic that lasts a lifetime. Interact with animals, conduct a pretend vet check-up, or get the scoop on poop.
Electroluminescent creatures light up the darkness in this glow-in-the-dark, heart-warming original tale of a loveable dinosaur and his scientist creator.
A slapstick, rollicking mashup of nursery rhyme characters and the time-honored bedtime ritual of counting sheep.
Feeaturing Ice - Age - An immersive experience featuring the visual drama of a 3-D film with a variety of built-in sensory effects. It’s quite an adventure. Please note: this experience is geared for children ages 6 and up, and is not recommended for children under age 4.
An immersive, multimedia exhibition exploring the history of Brooklyn’s coastline through interwoven stories of workers, industries, and ecosystems. With a dress-up experience for kids to don work clothing and try their hand at ship fitting.
From the Merritt Parkway to Montauk Highway, artist Willem de Kooning loved looking at the colors that flew past him on his long drives. Let’s go for a ride with de Kooning and explore how to add action and movement to our artwork.
Sunset Park Kids’ Saturday Cinema Club.
Andy McCuddy and his brother, Andy McCuddy (it’s a family thing), have fallen on hard times. When they discover their beloved copy of Black Beauty in the cozy horse trailer they call home, they take the bit firmly between their teeth and reenact portions of the page-turning adventure. (3/18 performance is autism friendly).