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Staten Island Children's Museum

Staten Island Ongoing

Extreme environments are the focus of this interactive exhibition which allows curious kids to feel what it must be like to wander through a rain forest, drive a dog sled through the tundra, drive a submarine and build an igloo.

Block Harbor

Staten Island Children's Museum

Staten Island Ongoing

This play space enhances children's imaginations by allowing them to explore a pirate ship, peep through a telescope, ring the bell and navigate the wheel.

Musicians Up Close

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Manhattan Ongoing

Attending a working rehearsal gives students the chance to observe how professional musicians work with one another as they prepare for a concert. Held in the Rose Studio, this workshop also includes an opportunity for students to ask questions and interact informally with the artists.

Carnevale in Venice

Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Staten Island Ongoing

By donning costumes and making their own masks, students get a taste of Venice's renowned Carnevale celebration. They also learn about Commedia dell' Arte characters, which are based on regional stereotyes, and engage in discussions about prejudice.

Colors of the World: Illuminated Manuscripts in the Age of Exploration

Morgan Library & Museum

Manhattan Ongoing

The Morgan's superb collection of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts serves to deepen students' understanding of both cultural identity as well as the interaction among diverse peoples across time and distances. Hands-on activities emphasize the impace of trade with West Africa and Asia on medieval Europe's manuscript production, as imported dyes, ...

Invertebrate Design

New York Aquarium

Brooklyn Ongoing

Students are introduced to five major marine taxonomic groups-porifera, anthropods, echinoderms, mollusks and cnidarians-and discover the world of invertebrates via dissection, animal-handing and microscope work.


New York Hall of Science

queens Ongoing

It was an Augustinian monk named Gregor Mendel who, in 1865, first recognized that individual traits in living things are determined by factors that we now know as genes. In this hands-on program, students discover the shared chemistry that exists among living things, participate in an activity that demonstrates how ...


Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

Staten Island Ongoing

Students observe a variety of mythological images gracing the buildings of the Snug Harbor site-with a special fcous on the historic constellation windows in the visitors center-and discuss sailors' myths associated with them. They then devise their own original constellation and write a brief myth explaining its "origin."

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.