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New York Unearthed

Seaport Museum New York

Manhattan Ongoing

These archaeology-centered workshops for school groups shed light on the lives of residents of New Amsterdam and early New Yorkers. Students examine artifacts and attempt to reconstruct history.

Sea of Boats

Staten Island Children's Museum

Staten Island Ongoing

In an outdoor space, kids climb a makeshift crow's nest, learn firsthand how fishermen do their jobs and dabble in nautical activities such as oystering, radar-reading and Morse code-deciphering. Program is weather dependent.

An Immigrant Story: Who is Pieter Claesen

Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum

Brooklyn Ongoing

Through storytelling and artifact examination, students learn about Pieter Claesen, a Dutch immigrant who arrived in the New World as an indentured servant and became one of the most prominent landowners of Colonial times. The program includes a choice of one of the following hands-on activities: butter-churning, quill-writing with berry ...

Bash the Trash ‘N’ Middle Eastern Folk Tales

92nd Street Y

Manhattan Ongoing

Shane Shanahan and Tomchess play instruments unique to the middle east and kids are encouraged to build their own instruments and create their own myths.

Group tours of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

National Museum of the American Indian‚ Smithsonian Institution

Manhattan Ongoing

This tour focuses on the museum's building itself, which was designed by architect Cass Gilbert and completed in 1907.

Archaeology Zone: Discovering Treasures from Playgrounds to Palaces

The Jewish Museum

Manhattan Ongoing

This interactive exhibition lets children experience what happens when archaeologists unearth artifacts and analyze them, looking for clues about life in the past.

Evening Sky Planetarium Show

New York Hall of Science

queens Ongoing

Children and parents learn about how stars and planets move through the night sky in this workshop.

Ricitos y los 3 Ositos (Ricitos and the 3 Bears)

Sociedad Educativa de las Artes (Society of the Educational Arts)

Manhattan Ongoing

In this retelling of the classic childrens' story, a feisty young girl named Ricitos enters a small house in the woods looking for food and a place to nap only to find that the house is owned by a family of bears. Performed in Spanish and English.

Shababa with Karina and Coco: Friday Tot Shabbat

92nd Street Y

Manhattan Ongoing

This drop-in event, led by Karina Zilberman and her puppet friend Coco, entertains families and their young children with songs, stories and snacks.

Wonder Why Workshop

Brooklyn Children's Museum

Brooklyn Ongoing

The museum offers family weekend workshops that give science-based topics a humanities twist. Subjects in the past have included salsa, recycling, bamboo and eco-friendly architecture.

First Saturdays

Brooklyn Museum

brooklyn Ongoing

A party atmosphere reigns on the first Saturday of the month at one of the country's oldest and largest art museums. Patrons of all ages can view the world-renowned permanent collections and special exhibits or attend the evening's events, which include films, performances and a dance party.

Gods, Myths and Mortals: Discover Ancient Greece

Children's Museum of Manhattan

Manhattan Ongoing

Temple design, the gods at Mount Olympus and Aesop's fables inspire children ages 6 years and older.