The Thirteen viewing area is rich with wonderful experiences for the whole family. Each month we will highlight happenings Around Town that offer a wide range of engaging and learning-filled activities to share with your kids.

Upcoming Events
Tulip Festival – Hecksher Museum of Art
May 4th, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

During this annual collaboration with the Town of Huntington, docents will be in the galleries leading tours throughout the day. In celebration of the Tulip Festival, live models and a children’s art activity will be available on the Museum terrace. Children of all ages are invited to be Heckscher Hatters and create springtime hats to wear in the historic children’s parade through Heckscher Park. Artists of all ages may also practice their figure drawing skills, sketching in response to a series of poses by a live model. Kids Club Thirteen members receive free child admission and 50% off adult admission for each accompanying adult for up to two adults. More Info.

Brooklyn Block Lab – Brooklyn Children’s Museum
Ongoing exhibit

Brooklyn Block Lab is a new 1,000 sq. ft. exhibit designed to strengthen children’s developmental, social and language skills through participatory block play, while encouraging caregiver engagement. Children and families will design and experiment with different building blocks, creating imaginative structures, while stacking, sorting and talking with one another. Utilizing a curated selection of wood, foam and magnetic blocks, families and teachers will explore how children interact and speak during the building process. Kids Club Thirteen members receive half off child admission per Kids Club Member Card holder. More Info.

Family Sundays – Rubin Museum of Art
Sundays, 1-4 p.m.

Sundays are for families! Bring your family to the Museum for a Sunday afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the Education Center for some art-making, enjoy our 2 p.m. family exhibition tour, or go on your own thematic gallery search. Kids Club Thirteen members receive $2 off adult admission price. More Info.

“Monkey King: A Story from China" – Children’s Museum of Manhattan
Ongoing exhibit

Join Diego on a series of high stakes animal rescue missions. Learn facts about animals and their habitats by helping Diego rescue animals in trouble. Explore a cave, a beach and the rainforest, or rub animal footprints, even build a Spectacled Bear’s nest! Get ready for a fabulous fiesta at Dora’s house! Drive Tico’s car, build the walls of Rainbow Bridge or jump across the lake to arrive at Dora’s house to play drums and pretend to cook Latin American foods. By helping Dora and her friends get to the fiesta, your child will learn problem-solving skills, develop math and language abilities, and gain a greater appreciation and awareness of Latin American culture. ¡Vámonos! Let’s go!

Ongoing exhibt.

More info.

Toddler Tales – Stepping Stones Museum for Children
Toddler Tales - Wednesdays, 9:45 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.
Cuentos Para Niños - Miércoles, 10:45 a.m.

Children join in story through song and movement then complete an art project in Tot Town. Kids Club Thirteen members receive $2 off general admission (limit of 5 people per group) More info.

Picture This! Saturday Story Time – Katonah Museum of Art
Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.

Be inspired by great children’s books read to families by special guests, then create artwork in the Learning Center. Kids Club Thirteen members receive $2 off adult admission price with each paying child. More info.

Voices of Liberty – Museum of Jewish Heritage

Voices of Liberty at the Keeping History Center is a winner of a MUSE 2010 award! Experience this award-winning soundscape of inspiring stories of immigration-past and present-in a gallery with breathtaking views of the Statue of Liberty. Come add your family’s story too. Kids Club members receive 50% off adult, student and senior admission prices for up to two adults, students and seniors, when accompanied by a child 12 and under; 15% off in The Pickman Museum Shop. More info.

Piecing It Together: Immigrants In The Garment Industry – Tenement Museum

Visit the restored homes of two Eastern European Jewish families who lived in 97 Orchard Street at the turn of the 20th century, when the neighborhood was the most densely populated place on earth. See how the Levine family operated a garment factory in their own apartment, then pay a shiva (bereavement) call to the Rogarshevsky family as they mourn the loss of their father from the “tailors’ disease.” More info.

Henry B. duPont Planetarium – Discovery Museum

A planetarium presents a simulated display of the night sky that allows people to enjoy the wonder of the stars in a comfortable environment regardless of the time of day – or the weather! The Henry B. duPont III Planetarium at the Discovery Museum features a 10.1m domed ceiling, 121 seats, an array of slide and video projectors, a stereo surround sound system and at it’s heart the Spitz 512 Planetarium Projector. All of these systems combine to produce a unique experience. Each show involves a live 30 – 50 minute audiovisual feature that explores an astronomical topic from an angle that is occasionally humorous or quirky but always educational. Kids Club Thirteen members receive free admission for one child with each paying adult! More info.

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