Over 50 Partners Participating in Themed Week of Fun, Educational Programming During NYC Public School Winter Break
Play drums with the guidance of the drum circle teacher! Tablas, tom toms, bongos, tambourines, and many more to play. Students have a great time in a fun environment while learning and experimenting with rhythms. 10-10:45am ages 3-5. 11-11:45am ages 5-6.12:00 am.
This is a collection of 25 black line illustrated portraits depicting great legends of the American blues, from Muddy Waters and B. B. King to Bonny Raitt and Howlin’ Wolf. Soulful, sultry, and redolent of the earthy mix of raw talent, hardship, and enduring creativity inspiring this iconic genre, the collection is part of a larger series of portraits representing Volume 2 of American Music …9 am to 5 pm.
Select from a variety of camps during the school break. From Rock Band to Glee Club to Recording Artist mini-camps.9:00 AM–.
See the new baby two Amur tiger cubs. Amur tigers are a critically endangered species that is rapidly disappearing from wild areas. The cubs’ survival is an important step in maintaining the genetic line of their mother, Changbai, and their father, Petya, and contributes to the genetic diversity of Amur tiger conservation worldwide. Then grab a bite at the Peacock Cafe.9:30am–3pm.
Designed to encourage creativity in all children, this interactive exhibit gives kids the materials, tools and help from museum educators to become "makers." Children work with needles and thread, screwdrivers and batteries, art supplies and more, to transform ideas into reality.10am–5pm.
The Aquarium is featuring a special exhibit featuring a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle, who will be followed through its first year of life, before being released into the ocean next fall.10am–6pm.
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.10am–4:30pm.
The Aquarium is featuring a special exhibit featuring a rescued baby loggerhead sea turtle, who will be followed through its first year of life, before being released into the ocean next fall.10am–5pm.
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 …10 am to 5:30 pm.
Get the kids outside! Children 18 and younger visit admission-free during Presidents Week,10 am to 1 pm.
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.10 am to 4:30 pm.
Stories, games and surprises for our youngest transportation fans! Free with admission. For ages 2-5 and adult companions.10:15 am to 11 am.
The City Parks Foundation presents the original marionette play based on J.M. Barrie’s iconic Peter Pan tales. This version is a spin on the beloved children’s classic. Leaving their parents behind, the Darling children follow Peter Pan back home to Neverland for the adventure of a lifetime. When the cunning Captain Hook turns Peter’s pals Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell against him, the …10:30 am and 11:30 am.
Chinese Theater works presents a broad cross-section from Chinese operas, music and dance11 am.
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.11 am to 9 pm.
During the New York City public school winter break, families can enjoy free admission, special tours, and hands-on workshops. Families may use the discount code FAMILIES FREE in person at the Museum’s admission desk to obtain free admission or online to reserve admission tickets in advance.11 am to 4 pm.
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 4.11 am to 4 p.
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with Four Treasures: A Bounty of Traditional Chinese Performing Arts including a broad cross-section from Chinese operas, music and dance. Presented by Chinese Theater Works and sponsored with the generous support of Apple Bank.11 am.
Pick up an activity bag to accompany you on a child-friendly tour. Spend time in the Children’s Corner, help build a Lego model of the museum or create your own old-time newspaper advertisements. Free with admission.11am – 4pm.
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.11 am to 6 pm.
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.11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm.
Join Prospect Park Alliance during Presidents Week for family-friendly programsNoon to 4 pm.
An exhibit of more than 100 pieces of art by individuals on the autism spectrum.Noon–6 pm.
Getting cabin fever in the midst of midwinter break? Bring your family and we’ll help your little farmers create stunning works of art with materials found in nature. Crafts are appropriate for children ages 4-10 years old. Our staff will assist, but parents can join in too! Come dressed ready to work with glue, scissors, and paint. You can rest your creative spirit with a farm-themed story time …Noon to 3 pm.
Portraiture and stories of the 20-plus remaining US-held political prisoners jailed for their activism in the black liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s; from artist Sophia Dawson.Noon–6 pm.
Pelham Bay is the largest park in New York City. Explore the areas where Native American settlements existed centuries before our great city existed. Walk through one of the most bio-diverse forests in NYC, including the majestic 450 year old "Granny Oak".1 pm to 2:30 pm.